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Kwame Raoul

Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

CHICAGO | State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated debate as proponents of the devices in and out of law enforcement raised questions about issues ranging from privacy to cost to public trust.

October 17, 2014 10:15 pm
MARK KIESLING: Illinois prison release system deserves new look

MARK KIESLING: Illinois prison release system deserves new look

There are too many people in prison.

May 30, 2012 12:00 am

Minority communities wary of redistricting

CHICAGO | Faults in Illinois' political geography came to the surface Monday during a state Senate Redistricting Committee meeting.

March 29, 2011 11:36 am

Redistricting hearings set to begin

SPRINGFIELD | For months, the once-per-decade process of redrawing the state's political map has largely taken place behind closed doors.

March 27, 2011 10:30 pm
Illinois gov. bucks trend, achieves liberal agenda

Illinois gov. bucks trend, achieves liberal agenda

CHICAGO | As Republican governors across the U.S. gain momentum with conservative agendas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has stood out for signing a string of laws over the past three months achieving longstanding liberal goals: abolishing the death penalty, legalizing civil unions and raising inc…

March 19, 2011 5:30 pm
Quinn abolishes death penalty

Quinn abolishes death penalty

SPRINGFIELD | After two decades of debate about the risk of executing an innocent person, Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, a decision that was certain to fuel renewed calls for other states to do the same.

March 09, 2011 12:21 pm

Pension reform for new cops, firefighters going to Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is set to weigh in on a slate of new retirement benefits for future police officers and firefighters across Illinois.

December 03, 2010 12:00 am
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