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Task force hears from law enforcement on rising crime rate Task force hears from law enforcement on rising crime rate

Task force hears from law enforcement on rising crime rate

Police chiefs and sheriffs told a panel of state lawmakers Friday that they need more resources and support from the public and the General Assembly to combat a rising rate of violent crime in Illinois. Some said they don’t feel they are getting that now, especially in light of recently-enacted criminal justice reforms.

Latest COVID-19 surge has likely peaked, Pritzker says Latest COVID-19 surge has likely peaked, Pritzker says

Latest COVID-19 surge has likely peaked, Pritzker says

Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that he is “cautiously optimistic” that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases spurred by the omicron variant has peaked, but he cautioned that another variant could appear at any time and continued to urge people to get vaccinated and wear face coverings when in public.

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