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Protesters march during a peaceful protest on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Missouri on August 19, 2014.  (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Officer Who Threatened to Kill Ferguson Protestor Suspended

The police officer who was videotaped pointing a semi-automatic assault weapon at, and threatening to kill, a Ferguson protestor has been relieved of duty and suspended.


Madison County, IL courthouse

Metro East Police Seek High-Powered Protection

The Madison County Board tonight is expected to approve spending $45,000 to buy 75 heavy-duty bulletproof vests and helmets.


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Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Opposes Assault Weapon Ban

“The ban is not going after what we believe, in the Sheriffs’ Association, is the primary issue,” said McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery.


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Illinois Supreme Court Rules on Assault Weapon Ban

The Supreme Court said it wants the trial court to hear evidence on whether assault weapons get the same Second Amendment protections as handguns.


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