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Illinois State Police arrest parents after investigation into three-year-old’s death

DU QUOIN – Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 agents arrested 45-year-old Isaac Hill and 41-year-old Katrina S. Simelton, both from Carbondale, for Child Endangerment (Class 3 Felony). On June 22, 2022, the Carbondale Police Department (CPD) requested ISP to investigate the death of a 3-year-old female. The child was taken to …

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Illinois State Police investigation leads to firearm related arrest in Pulaski County

ULLIN, Ill. – The Illinois State Police has arrested Robert E. Nelson, a 56-year-old male from Ullin, Ill, on charges approved by the Pulaski County State’s Attorney’s (PCSA) Office for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X Felony), Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony) and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm (Class 4 Felony). On …

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Illinois increases monthly financial support for foster parents

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is increasing the financial support provided to foster parents, caregivers and older youth in care to help offset the recent increases in cost of living expenses experienced by families throughout the state.   DCFS had already planned on providing these families and youth a …

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Illinois State Police issue firearm enforcement grants

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is issuing $2 million in grants to local law enforcement agencies interested in a collaborative effort to reduce and prevent illegal possession and use of firearms, firearm related homicides, and other violent crimes.   Funding for these grants is possible through legislation Governor JB Pritzker signed into law providing for specific firearms …

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Fine’s Drug Take-Back law implements substance abuse prevention

SPRINGFIELD – Thanks to a new law championed by State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-Glenview), pharmaceutical companies will now be required to establish a drug take-back program statewide, ensuring unused prescription drugs stay out of the hands of our children and our drinking water.   “Drug take-back programs are essential to …

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IFRA’s new signage on gas pumps tells the truth about gas prices lawmakers hope drivers will forget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Should the courts side with the state and force gas stations to post signs about the temporary gas tax relief approved in April, Josh Sharp, CEO of the IL Fuel and Retail Association, says the industry will make sure drivers know the whole truth about gas taxes in Illinois. “We will follow …

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Illinois State Police K-9 gets body armor

PESOTUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) K9 Odin will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Odin’s vest is sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of Galesburg, IL. and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always.”  Delivery is …

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Illinois State Police warns motorists not to engage in aggressive driving behaviors 

CHICAGO – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is warning the public not to engage in aggressive driving behaviors as the number of reported road rage incidents resulting in expressway shootings is increasing.  Motorists are not only at risk of being involved in a traffic crash due to road rage, but there is now the danger of …

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Illinois candidate for Governor, Gary Rabine, issues statement on protecting Illinois women and children

WOODSTOCK, Illinois – The only candidate addressing the issues of sex-trafficking, the sexualization of children in schools, and the link between the two is Gary Rabine. Join Gary as he hosts world-renowned expert, Jaco Booyens who helps empower and equip parents to protect their children all over the United States. “It’s an honor to have …

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Illinois State Police convenes commission to increase awareness and implementation of firearm restraining orders

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) recently convened the first meeting of the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act (Commission).  The General Assembly passed legislation in 2021 calling for the creation of the Commission to advise on strategies for the education and implementation of the Firearms Restraining Order Act.   The Commission is charged with …

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