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IL Governor Threatens Sheriffs Who Won’t Enforce “Assault Weapon” Ban

The Protect Illinois Communities Act (HB 5471) bans the sale of all assault weapons and magazines in the state. It also requires owners to register existing guns, among other provisions. Pritzker signed the bill into law on Tuesday night.

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Chicago PD Criticized Over Officer Suicides in Consent Decree Report

The criticism is part of the latest report on police reform efforts through the consent decree, and comes on the heels of another officer taking her own life this week.

BWC Video Shows IL Officers Rescue Child Who Fell Through Ice

Multiple officers deployed water rescue kits while two officers swam to save the drowning child and the adult female who was in the water. In a combined effort, officers were able to safely return to land with the child and the woman.

Firearms Vendor Discharges Gun inside Chicago Police Academy

One of the vendors left a round in one of the guns and did not check it, before putting it on display.

Videos Released of OIS During Response to Shooting of Off-Duty Chicago Officer

Officers located and began to converge on the suspect vehicle and two officers approached the vehicle while giving verbal commands. The individual driving the suspected vehicle began to flee and one officer discharged his firearm, without striking the subject.

281 Officers Shot Through End of October, 55 Killed

"I’m sad to report that so far this year, we are outpacing last year’s historic number of officers shot and killed. This fact is disturbing and should alarm all Americans,” says National FOP President Patrick Yoes.

Chicago Demands Officers Pay Legal Fees for Failed Suit Against City

Nearly 100 current and former SWAT team members filed a federal lawsuit claiming the city was violating federal labor standards and Illinois wage laws by not paying them for time they spent working but were unpaid.

Critically Injured IL Officer Met with Suspect Hours Before Attack

About 20 minutes after a fire that the suspect is accused of setting, the suspect walked into the East Moline Police Station and happened to speak with Sgt. William Lind.

IL Sergeant Critically Injured in Assault

Arriving officers found Sergeant William Lind unconscious with injuries to the head. He was transported to a local hospital.

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Off-Duty Chicago Cop Exchanges Gunfire During Attempted Carjacking

One of the carjackers jumped out and pointed a gun at her. But he did not realize that he was attempting to rob an off-duty police officer who was armed.

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