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County board approves gun violence, domestic violence prevention programs in Lake County

The county board on Tuesday approved new programs led by the state’s attorney’s office targeting the prevention of gun violence and domestic violence in Lake County. A Domestic Violence Prevention Partnership with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) was established in part with a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The Domestic […]

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Gov. Pritzker signs bill that will provide $250 million in funding to anti-violence groups in Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Friday that will provide $250 million in state funding to anti-violence groups in an effort to reduce gun violence across Illinois. In early November, Pritzker declared gun violence a public health crisis in Illinois while signing the Reimagine Public Safety Act (RPSA), which established the Office […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker declares gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis, pledges $250 million investment

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday declared gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis and said the state is investing $250 million to implement a public safety plan. Joined by legislators, stakeholders, and community leaders, Pritzker made the announcement during a press conference at Breakthrough Urban Ministries FamilyPlex in Chicago. He said the state’s $250 […]

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North Chicago deploys ShotSpotter technology to combat gun violence

A grant has allowed North Chicago to deploy ShotSpotter technology, which notifies police immediately whenever gunshots are fired in the city, officials announced. The real-time alerts notify police precisely when and where gun incidents occur, resulting in a faster, more accurate response to the scene to better recover evidence, interview witnesses, and attend to gunshot […]