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The 27-year-old suspect who attempted to bomb the New York subway reveals his motive; also on our rundown, a look at how the GOP tax plan targets the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate; plus - 'Tis the season to get ready for tax season.

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The debate over the Second Amendment has been reignited after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. (cdc.gov)

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- As the country mourns the loss of life at the hands of a gunman in Las Vegas this month, and the debate rages about gun control, some anti-violence groups are seeing an increase in membership. Lee Goodman, an organizer with the group Peaceful Communities, said every time there's

On the 50th anniversary of the Miranda warnings decision, legal scholars say Illinois is slowly making improvements to how young people's rights are being protected by the juvenile justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Today marks 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court made Miranda warnings mandatory, and legal experts say Illinois is taking small but positive steps in bolstering those rights for young people accused of crimes. The Miranda ruling states every person must be informed of h

As the Syrian civil war continues, an Illinois-based nonprofit group is trying to help young refugees attain their educational goals in the U.S. (Photo Illustration/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Chicago-area nonprofit group that supports the Syrian people will soon be offering new higher education scholarships for recently resettled Syrian refugees. This comes just a few months after the Karam Foundation, announced that four high school-age Syrian refugee stude

PHOTO: Illinois community organizations and educational institutions are marking World Peace Day  with events to discuss ongoing conflicts and possible solutions, both abroad and at home. Graphic credit: freebuddyimages.com.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans across the state will join millions of others for a global celebration this weekend. Sunday, Sept. 21 is the International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, an annual observance devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Julia Albarracin is professor of

PHOTO: Victims of violent crime often need financial and emotional support to help rebuild their lives in the wake of a violent incident. A Chicago-based violence survivors' network is working to provide that support. Photo credit: Ladyheart/Morguefile.

CHICAGO - With more than 200 homicides already reported in Chicago this year, there are many families and surviving victims facing a difficult road of recovery. Susan Johnson, executive director of Chicago's Citizens for Change, runs a violence survivors' network called Chicago Survivors. She says

PHOTO: Israeli and Palestinian teens met this summer to learn how they can be individual citizen diplomats and help create a brighter future for the region. Photo credit: Hands of Peace.

CHICAGO - While violence rages back home, some Israeli and Palestinian teens opened their hearts and minds to each other in Chicago this summer. Hosted by American families during the three-week Hands of Peace program, they did the hard emotional work of "hearing the other side" and wondering how t

GRAPHIC: A Global Day of Action on Military Spending is highlighting the need for better federal investment in communities. Graphic courtesy of the National Priorities Project.

CHICAGO - As they put their taxes in the mail today, some Illinoisans will join others across the world for a Global Day of Action on Military Spending. According to Mary Zerkel, co-coordinator of the Wage Peace campaign of the American Friends Service Committee in Chicago, 57 percent of all U.S. di

Not focusing on the stressors and spending time with loved ones or giving to others are among the best ways to improve your own sense of happiness and well-being.  Image by: Steven Damron

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - While it's said to be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the most stressful time for many Illinoisans. From the shopping and decorating to the office parties and family gatherings, the holidays can mean a lot of work and a lot of places to go. According to Dr.

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