Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has invited ministers and community activists to City Hall to discuss the upcoming release of a police car dashcam video that shows a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager last year.

Illinois's attorney general is asking Chicago police to release video that allegedly shows an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

A central Illinois mayor is apologizing for taking part in a student video depicting a bank robbery and shootout that was recorded inside the village hall. 

Investigators say three men seen in a video from a home near where a northern Illinois police officer was fatally shot were not involved in the slaying.

The Chicago Police Department is investigating an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.

Peoria Council OKs video gaming rules

Apr 28, 2015

The Peoria City Council approved new regulations for video-gaming parlors by a six-to-four vote. 

Credit Tim Schroll / WIU

Student reporters working for the college newspaper at Western Illinois University will be able to continue freelancing. At least for now.  

The Western Courier’s position on freelancing was called into question recently when the university suspended the editor-in-chief, Nick Stewart from his job with pay. The university took action after Stewart filmed and sold a video of a large fight after a Black Student Association event on campus.

Big names at the University of Illinois are lending their voices to a White House-backed campaign to end sexual assaults at colleges across the country.

No changes for Peoria video gaming regulations

Oct 29, 2014

   The Peoria City Council continues looking for ways to regulate video-gaming parlors. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports, the council adjourned without picking a final option:

The Peoria Riverfront Museum staff and boardmembers take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  All the money raised by the Riverfront Museum participants is being donated locally, to the Peoria Walk to Defeat ALS fund. The Museum has issued the challenge to the Peoria Park District, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and the Peoria Civic Center.  Listen to the radio story here:

Some Dunlap School District parents expressed concern about an alleged video using images of students without getting permission.  Dunlap Superintendent Jay Marino is alleged to have used the images in marketing material for a side education business.  Some parents say that they should have been asked first before allegedly using the images for the business.  Other parents are rising to defend Marino calling it a witch-hunt.   A check of the video online shows that is was removed.