Peaceful protests, vigils held second night after Ferguson decision

CARBONDALE - Protestors gathered in cities across Illinois for the second consecutive night following the announcement by prosecutors that a Ferguson, Missouri police officer would not face charges in the shooting death of a teenager.

Vigils and peaceful protests were held in Springfield, Champaign, Chicago, Alton, and Carbondale Tuesday evening.  The protests and vigils were held in response to an announcement made on Monday, in which a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18.

In Champaign, Main Street was closed for approximately an hour while more than 100 people protested in front of the Champaign County courthouse, and Chicago protestors marched downtown after stopping at the mayor's office.  Dozens also attended a vigil held in Springfield.
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