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Watch now: Illinois Capitol remained quiet Saturday; preparations for 'armed protests' in place

Police dogs searched the perimeter of Illinois State Capitol and members of the Illinois National Guard walked around the grounds, but no protesters, armed or otherwise, were on the scene Saturday. 

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Southern Illinoisans weigh pros and cons of state criminal justice reform bill

ISAAC SMITH The Southern

Depending on who you ask, the criminal justice reform bill passed by the Illinois General Assembly this week is a step toward the end of systemic racism, or is a dangerous bill that will make Illinoisans less safe. Read more

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