Chicago PD Reform Could Require Help from General Assembly
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
The shooting of Laquan McDonald has one state lawmaker suggesting it's time for the Chicago Police Department to be "broken up" by putting it under the control of a different entity.
State Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) thinks the office of the Cook Coun…
Dixon Police Program Helps Heroin Addicts Get Treatment
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Police in Dixon are helping heroin addicts get treatment in an effort to fight the growing problem of drug addiction.
Heroin users are fast-tracked into treatment if they ask Dixon police for help. Police will dispose of drugs and paraphernalia without pressing charges for po…
Veteran Cop Helps Runner Over Finish Line
I've made no secret of the fact that I back the blue. The men and women of law enforcement face an almost impossible task, but every day they pin on the badge and go out to serve and protect. Lately, as you are well aware, cops have come under a withering attack from several quarters, and lack …
Gunman In Custody After Standoff at Rockford Clinic
A standoff between Rockford police and an armed man holed up in a health clinic ended peacefully Monday with the man's surrender.
According to a press release, the incident began at about 2:15 p.m., when officers responded to Crusader Community Health Clinic at 1100 Broadway for a report of a ma…

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