State News
4:30 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Youth program rides bicycles to protest Rauner's grant freeze

A group of eleven people rode their bicycles 190 miles for three days from Chicago to Springfield to protest a loss of state funding. 

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State News
3:22 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Hundreds protest in Capitol over proposed budget cuts

 Dozens of protesters have been escorted from the Illinois House gallery during protests over proposed state budget cuts to social service programs. 

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8:33 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

ISU Demonstrators Object To Ferguson Incident

Protesters on the ISU campus say police Monday kill African Americans at nearly the same level as the Jim Crow era lynchings. 

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10:44 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Peoria residents hold vigil following Ferguson decision

  Nearly 30 people held a peaceful vigil in Peoria last night to protest the grand jury decision in Ferguson.  Police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.  Peoria resident Marc Smith urged a long-term awareness:
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5:56 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Area trades council members protest Schilling stance

Members of the West Central Building Trades Council say former Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling is out of touch when he says he’s living from paycheck-to-paycheck. Schilling is running against 17th District Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos.  Council president Bill Comstock says Schilling is earning $130,000 a year working for a lobbying firm:

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State News
5:34 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Protestors asked for suggestions to reduce tensions

Credit Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

Activists who work in north St. Louis County used the fourth day of protests over the shooting of an unarmed teenager to try and channel some of the anger into productive conversations. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Protesters against federal sequester speak out

Protesters against the federal sequester hold signs outside Congressman Aaron Schock's office.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

About 20 people protested against the federal sequester outside Congressman Aaron Schock’s office Wednesday.

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5:51 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Residents protest same-sex marriage in Springfield

Hundreds of Illinois residents crowded both inside and outside the state Capitol Wednesday, protesting same-sex marriage. They wore bright yellow buttons depicting stick figures of one man and one woman.
David Smith is the Illinois Family Institute's executive director. He says limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is not a form of discrimination.

"Marriage benefits society. It's the perfect environment to raise the next generation of children. Children do best in a mother-father home," Smith says.

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