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Gov. Pritzker signs bill giving Waukegan, other Illinois cities funding for police co-responder program

The governor on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will require social workers and police officers in Waukegan and other Illinois cities to work together when responding to 911 calls. House Bill 4736 creates the Co-Responders Pilot Program to have police in certain parts of the state begin a joint effort with multiple social […]

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‘A giant step forward’: McHenry Police Department hires its first ever social services coordinator

The McHenry Police Department announced they have hired their first-ever social services coordinator, who will help people in crisis and victims of crime. He will eventually work alongside a comfort dog. McHenry Police Department Chief John Birk said on Wednesday that the department hired Jason Sterwerf. Some of Sterwerf’s responsibilities will include providing residents with […]