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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law protecting health professionals who provide police officers with life-saving epinephrine auto injections. 

The conviction of a man for the murder of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago has been overturned by a Cook County judge.

Legislation before the Illinois House would replace school-based police officers with social workers. 

A lawsuit against the city of Peoria and several police officers that alleged they conspired to falsely prosecute the plaintiff has been dismissed.

An investigation has found that in recent years more Chicago police officers have opted to grieve their punishments, stalling some cases for years.

Court records show that two Chicago police officers have changed their accounts of a 2014 fatal shooting after viewing a police surveillance video that showed they weren't as close to the shooting as they had said.

The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget for 2018.

Illinois State Police officials have launched statewide training for officers in dealing with Alzheimer's disease patients who wander away and need to be found.

The union representing Chicago police officers is asking the Illinois Labor Relations Board to stop the city from implementing a new use-of-force policy.

Champaign is creating a civilian panel to examine complaints against the city's police officers.

Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer.

The Chicago Police Department has proposed a new policy that would require officers to use the least amount of force necessary, and centers on the "sanctity of life."  Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the policy will undergo 45 days of public comment which he called a department first, and a step toward a promised improvement in transparency. 

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A $750,000 federal grant will help Illinois follow through on a new state law requiring specialized sexual assault response training for all 911 operators, police officers and investigators.  The law going into effect in January makes Illinois one of the few states in the country to have that requirement.

Rahm Emanuel's floor leader in the Chicago City Council says the mayor plans to hire "hundreds" more police officers after the city's deadliest month in decades.

The Chicago Police Department says a campaign to increase diversity in its ranks has resulted in a 13 percentage point jump in minority applicants.

Illinois’ Fraternal Order of Police says a proposal by state lawmakers to license officers seems redundant.  Some Chicago Democrats are pushing for a way to license police officers like the state does for lawyers or even hairdressers.  

A federal judge is deciding whether Chicago police officers are entitled to overtime pay for fielding work-related calls and emails on their smartphones when off the clock.