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Video shows suspect wanted in Waukegan native’s murder shooting state trooper, physically attacking him

Authorities have released video showing a man wanted for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, a Waukegan native, opening fire on an Illinois State Police trooper and then physically attacking him. An Illinois State Police trooper conducted a traffic stop around 10:45 p.m. on October 24 in the 1600 block of Toronto Road in Springfield. Trooper Dakotah […]

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Attempted murder charges filed against man accused of shooting state trooper after being wanted in Waukegan native’s murder

Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man accused of shooting an Illinois State Police trooper while he was wanted for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, who was a teacher and Waukegan native. An Illinois State Police trooper conducted a traffic stop around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Toronto Road in Springfield. […]

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Governor signs bill into law that allows non-citizens to become police officers in Illinois

(The Center Square) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has signed a bill into law, which has since gone into effect, that allows non-citizens to become police officers in Illinois. House Bill 3751 passed with bipartisan support during the spring session. Police groups were split between being neutral and supporting the measure. State Sen. Chapin Rose, […]

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2 McHenry County sheriff’s deputy, including slain deputy Jacob Keltner, awarded Medal of Honor

Two McHenry County sheriff’s deputies, including deputy Jacob Keltner, who was killed in the line of duty, were awarded the Medal of Honor during a state ceremony Wednesday. 136 law enforcement officers from 41 agencies in Illinois were honored in Springfield by Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly for acts of […]

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3 Lake County sheriff’s deputies, canine Dax receive ‘Medal of Honor’ in officer-involved shootings of armed suspects

Three Lake County sheriff’s deputies and canine Dax received one of the highest honors in Illinois for their actions in two separate officer-involved shootings of armed suspects. The awards were presented by Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly at a ceremony in Springfield on Wednesday. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said this […]

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Legislation that would enhance penalty for DUI drivers who kill, injure multiple people in Illinois stalls

(The Center Square) – A proposed bill that would enhance the prison sentence for impaired drivers who kill someone and injure others in Illinois has stalled. The so-called “Lindsey’s Law” legislation would pave the way for law enforcement to charge intoxicated drivers with a Class 2 felony if they kill someone and also cause great […]

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Lawmakers advance bill that would allow non-citizens to be police officers in Illinois

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers have advanced a measure that will soon be sent to the governor’s desk that would allow certain immigrants to become police officers in Illinois. Current federal law prohibits a non-U.S. citizen from becoming a police offer throughout the country. House Bill 3751 looks to change that law in Illinois. The […]

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Proposed law would prevent police in Illinois from pulling over drivers for having objects hanging from rearview mirror

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers have advanced a bill in Illinois that would prevent officers from stopping motorists that have objects hanging from their rearview mirror. “Even though it is in the driver handbook, most people don’t pay attention to it,” Rep. La Shawn Ford, D-Chicago, told The Center Square. “They don’t even realize that […]

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Nearly 40 firefighters given awards for their response to Highland Park parade shooting

Nearly 40 firefighters and paramedics were honored Tuesday by the governor and given Medal of Valor and Firefighter Excellence awards for their response to the Highland Park shooting. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and State Fire Marshal James Rivera honored and recognized numerous firefighters for going “above and beyond” their duties at the 30th Annual Fallen […]