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An Illinois House committee Monday discussed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for mass shooters and for those who murder police officers. The proposal is part of a broader public safety plan put forth in an amendatory veto.
Governor BruceRauner has signed an executive order he says will mean more minority-owned businesses will get government contracts. But some are skeptical about his true intentions.
One day after Israeli forces fired on protesters and killed 60 Palestinians along the Gaza border, the U.N.'s human rights commissioner says that those who were shot included women, children, journalists, first responders and bystanders. "We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday," said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. While acknowledging that some Palestinian demonstrators tried to damage the barbed wire fence that separates...
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Out and About
- Riverfront Market and Sculpture Walk Both Kick Off This Weekend in Downtown Peoria
- Peoria Players Closes Season with "Mamma Mia"
- Peoria Symphony Offers Musical Visions of Rome
- Heartland Festival Orchestra's "Jazz in Spring" features old favorites, young musicians
- Bradley Community Chorus Director Takes Final Bow with This Weekend's Concert