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Former Springfield Police officer won't face charges for racist social media posts |First Listen

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  • A former Springfield officer won't face criminal charges for racist social media message
  • Governor JB Pritzker downplaying any presidential aspirations
  • Republican Senate Leader Jim Durkin says he won't run for re-election for that post
  • State Representative Delia Ramirez is heading to Congress and vows to focus on immigration
  • Illinois Department of Public Health says it will be distributing free, rapid COVID-19 tests
  • Springfield Police Chief Ken Scarlette discusses what the police department is doing in response to the Aaron Nichols story
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