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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Former SLA Member Kilgore To Lose U Of I Teaching Position

By Jim Meadows

James Kilgore

James Kilgore, the University of Illinois adjunct instructor whose radical and violent past with the Symbionese Liberation Army was spotlighted in a News-Gazette newspaper article two months ago, is losing his teaching position.

Categories: Education

AP - Illinois Public Media News - April 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois Law

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

A state lawmaker opposes eliminating the automatic transfer of juveniles charged with serious crimes to adult court.  Meanwhile, a group says Illinois' 32-year-old law requiring juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 21, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Mayors Call for Public Safety Pension Reform

Mayors from Danville & other cities says police & fire pensions are a financial burden for cities.

By Jim Meadows

A group of Illinois mayors is calling on lawmakers to overhaul the pension system for municipal police and fire employees.

Categories: Government

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