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Illinois’ sheriffs sue to force state to take inmates against Pritzker’s order

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ county jails have been filling up with hundreds of inmates since late March because of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order halting transfers to state prisons, but now sheriffs hope a judge will force the state to accept them and make room in jails. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association filed a lawsuit […]

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McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce governor’s stay-at-home orders

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday morning they will not criminally enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders. “The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at this time has no plan to enforce the Governor’s order as a criminal offense,” McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said. Prim referenced a quote from Pritzker on May 6 when he […]

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Sheriffs’ association outraged after governor threatens consequences for police who don’t enforce his order

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association said it is ‘outrageous’ after Gov. J.B. Pritzker threatened consequences for law enforcement departments who don’t enforce his executive orders. “Illinois Sheriffs have been elected by their local citizens to keep their communities safe, a trust that every sheriff and sworn law enforcement officer holds dear,” Jim Kaitschuk, executive director of […]