Slideshow | July 16, 2016

Members in Action: Illinois

For 20 years, law enforcement leaders have supported evidence-based programs that help kids get on the right track. Here are some members in Illinois

Whether it’s meeting with state policymakers, testifying in front of the state legislature, attending press events, or visiting preschools, the members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in Illinois are always up for the task. And they often get the job done.

For example, Fight Crime members in Illinois met with Gov. Rauner in April 2016, briefing him on the smart investments in children that Illinois needs in order to get serious about curbing crime. The result? Just two months later, when Gov. Rauner signed the budget, preschool funding was increased by $79 million, and interim funding was included for such important initiatives as voluntary home visiting, after-school programs, and Redeploy Illinois.

  • Illinois Fight Crime members in action

    Jacksonville Police Chief Anthony Grootens (l.) and Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack (r.) join State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer and State Sen. Sam McCann to read to a classroom of preschoolers

  • Fight Crime Illinois members in action

    Local law enforcement leaders gather at the Cook County Jail to support stronger quality pre-K for children.

  • Illinois Fight Crime members in action

    Fight Crime members in Illinois meet with Gov. Rauner in April 2016.

  • Fight Crime Illinois members in action

    The Presidents of the Illinois Chiefs, Sheriffs, and State’s Attorneys Associations meet members at the Statehouse to discuss how the budget impasse was affecting public safety.

  • Illinois Fight Crime members in action

    Illinois Fight Crime: Invest in Kids leaders meet with House Speaker Michael Madigan to make the public-safety case for investing in proven programs for children.

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