Illinois Law Enforcement Leaders to General Assembly: Cuts to State Preschool Risk Public Safety
Law enforcement leaders from across Illinois urged state lawmakers to reject any further cuts to Illinois’ state preschool program in a news conference at the Statehouse in Springfield on Thursday, and on a separate conference call with members of the media. They also urged the General Assembly to support Governor Quinn’s proposal to reverse a portion of the reductions from the last several years.
Pictured here at the Statehouse news conference: Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Legislative Director Mark Donahue, Bartonville Police Chief Brian Fengel, Peoria Heights Police Chief Dustin Sutton, Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Gibbons, Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack, and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds.
On the conference call: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Algonquin Police Chief Russ Laine, Rock Island Police Chief Scott Harris and Granite City Police Chief Rich Miller.