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Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley said he believes Protect Illinois Communities Act “may infringe on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens, and that this bill disarms those law-abiding citizens that I have been sworn to protect.”
Police department now has 267 officers, will add more
An Indiana man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop that ended in a high-speed chase and a crash, according to police.
The program will welcome its first batch of cadets in January.
Report includes enforcement activity by troopers in Carroll, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties.
Joseph Brown, 30, of Joliet, who was arrested on domestic battery charges, still remains hospitalized after he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, police said. Brown is accused of battering two women and a young boy.
Arrest warrant alleges that Matthew T. Plote, of Malta, strangled Melissa Lamesch, 27, and set fire to her house to conceal the death. The killings and fire occurred Nov. 25, 2020, two days before Lamesch was due to give birth to a son.
The near 800-page bill passed by legislators in the lame duck session is set to enact sweeping reforms to every aspect of the criminal justice system.