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Sheriff announces Waukegan non-profit center will provide alternative to the Lake County Jail

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced that a non-profit center in Waukegan will now be an alternative to jail for those who have mental health issues or substance use disorders. The Independence Center, in partnership with the Lake County’s Sheriff’s Office, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Lake County Government, announced the expansion of the […]

Posted inState News

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation that strengthens Scott’s Law, improves mental health help for first responders

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that will bolster Scott’s Law by strengthing punishments for violators and improve mental health resources for first responders in Illinois. The “move over” law was revised in Illinois in 2017 to apply to all vehicles that display flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars and […]