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Police

Rich Egger

The city of Colchester is still deciding how to replace Police Chief David Bland, who retired at the end of August. The issue is generating a good deal of debate in the western Illinois community.

A Lee County man is suing the city of Donnellson for breach of contract.  Jason Dunagan said in a lawsuit filed this month that the city offered him the job of police chief in early March. He said his employment was to last five years.

FLICKR/ TONY WEBSTER

The recent shootings in Dallas, Minnesota, and Louisiana have renewed attention on the relationship between police officers and African-American citizens.