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Jail Virtual Visitation

Officials say visiting an inmate is an inconvenient process. The Coles County sheriff's department is hoping to change that! A new technology is being implemented that will increase visitation hours, and even make it possible for inmates to visit with family members remotely. Tillis says us the technology is currently being installed in all cells. She says that will allow inmates to conduct th READ MORE>

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U of I Salaita Lawsuit

A local university is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a professor who lost his job after posting profane anti-Israel Twitter messages.

Lawyers for the University of Illinois are filing a motion arguing Steven Salaita did not have a binding contract to work for the university.
    
Salaita's lawyers say the motion is ignoring normal aca

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Rose Back For the Playoffs?

The timetable for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose to return from a torn meniscus could be shorter than expected.

General manager Gar Forman announced today that Rose will be out four to six weeks and the Bulls expect him to play again this season.

Rather than having his meniscus repaired like last season when he missed 72 games, the team physician simply removed the damaged port ... READ MORE >

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