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A McLean County jury Thursday found a Bloomington woman guilty of armed robbery with the use of a firearm.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Editor's note: This is the third in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois. Read and listen to part one and part two.

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Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois. Read and listen to part one.

McLean County Law and Justice Center
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Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois.

Miltonette Craig speaks
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The Town of Normal is in the middle of its first annual Daring Diversity: A Racial Equity Summit. Day 1 of the conference included speakers who defined and traced the roots of racism.

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The Illinois State University Police Department is raising money for its first "PAW-fficer."

PSCRB members at a table
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Despite having reviewed no complaints, Bloomington’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) will remain intact for a second year.

The Peoria City Council has voted to eliminate 22 firefighter and 16 police positions as part of a move to close a $6 million budget hole.

The council also voted to reduce the city's community development department.

The Journal Star reports the personnel cuts would result in a $3 million savings. Additional revenue sources will need to be approved.

Metra train pulling in at La Salle street station.
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Illinois State Police will be out this week issuing tickets and handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state.

A greater emphasis on the problem in Illinois comes during U.S. Rail Safety Week this week.

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Authorities say a Peoria police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop.