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October 21, 2014, 10:13 am
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SPD IA File Shredding, Gun-Free Zone Signs and News on the March

Coming up with Bishop On Air: We'll hear the QnA from after Friday's court hearing in the ongoing file shredding controversy, Calvin Christian will join us to talk reporter privilege, we'll also talk Gun-Free Zone signs and pissed off vets take to Washington sites and remove "Barry-cades". That's all ahead with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

SPD IA file shredding

The cliff notes: A reporter filed a Freedom of Information Act request for internal affairs records of several police officers. Officials with the city then changed a police union contract about the length of time to retain IA files and proceeded to shred files that were requested. The reporter, Calvin Christian, sued over the destruction of the files. During the discovery of that civil case, it was revealed that the city had several files that were much older than the 4 or even 5 year retention. Why? Still not sure, but the police union sued the city to not disseminate those files (including a large Illinois State Police investigation about Paul Carpenter and Jim Graham that background chatter says is extremely damning).


The hearing Friday kept the files whole until another hearing later this week. We'll hear the QnA from after Friday's hearing. Then we'll be joined by Christian. This on the eve of a hearing in the case where Christian's status as a journalist and a member of the press will take center stage. Will Christian release his sources to the city?

Gun-Free Zone signs

ISP's Gun-Free Zone sign


Illinois State Police have provided the details on the signs that business NOT wanting patrons to carry concealed weapons will have to post. We'll take a listener poll about whether you will boycott a business that posts such a sign or if that will actually make you want to go into that business. We'll also talk about Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder's comments about guns. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air in the 11 o'clock hour.

News on the March

The images and videos coming out of Washington DC were really fascinating as thousands of veterans and others protested the closure of various memorial yesterday. We'll cover some of those happenings along with a slew of other news and your phone calls.


Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.


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