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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois

Hundreds of Illinois law enforcement leaders working to prevent crime and violence.

In the News

DECEMBER 8, 2023 (Chicago Tribune) Officials discuss importance of early childcare education in crime prevention: “We’re talking about the beginning of the story”

NOVEMBER 17, 2023 (Daily Herald) Early childhood efforts a key to success in life

MAY 3, 2023 (Journal & Topics) Letter To Our Editor: Retiring Police Chief Points To ‘Invest In Kids’

APRIL 7, 2023 (Chicago Tribune) Letters: Smart Start initiative in Illinois can help put children on the right track

FEBRUARY 25, 2023 (State Journal-Register) Invest in children: Pritzker plan expands mental health care; groups tout early education

OCTOBER 23, 2022 (Peoria Journal Star) Illinois needs to mitigate effects of opioid epidemic. Here’s how to do it

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 (Daily Herald) Opinion: Some opioid settlement money should be used to help kids

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 (Daily Herald) Spend opioid lawsuit settlement on programs to help kids, states attorneys say

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 (Chalkbeat Chicago) A $760 million opioid settlement could help fund Illinois early childhood programs, say advocates

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 (Axios Chicago) 1 big thing: Fighting the opioid crisis

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (FOX Illinois) Illinois law enforcement leaders look to focus on early opioid intervention

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (WBBM News Radio) Law enforcement leaders push for ‘vital’ support of ‘youngest victims of opioid crisis’

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (FOX 32 Chicago) Illinois law enforcement leaders call for more state funds to help victims of opioid crisis

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (WQAD-TV) Illinois lawmakers push to use opioid settlement money for early childhood programs

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (KHQA-TV) Illinois law enforcement leaders look to focus on early opioid intervention

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (News Channel 20) Illinois law enforcement leaders look to focus on early opioid intervention

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (WIFR-TV) Illinois state’s attorneys work to protect children against substance abuse

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (WAND-TV) Illinois Group launches initiative to increase care for children born with opioid withdrawal

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (WSIU Public Broadcasting) Illinois law enforcement leaders want to invest in early intervention programs with opioid settlement money

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 (WGN-TV) Spend opioid settlement money on childhood programs; calls by several IL prosecutors

AUGUST 30, 2022 (Chicago Tribune) Vote for candidates who support early childhood programs to combat rising crime, prosecutors say

AUGUST 25, 2022 (Illinois Times) Early Childhood Interventions

AUGUST 19, 2022 (State Journal-Register) Voters should hold Illinois lawmakers accountable for a crime reduction package

APRIL 1, 2022 (WIFR-TV) Illinois leaders link a lack of child care services to a rise in crime

MARCH 31, 2022 (WREX-TV) Law enforcement leaders fighting for stronger childcare programs in rural communities

MARCH 30, 2022 (KHQA-TV) Law enforcement: improve early childhood options in rural Illinois to reduce crime

MARCH 30, 2022 (The Southern Illinoisan) Southern Illinois leaders call for improved birth-to-five services in rural communities

MARCH 30, 2022 (Central Illinois Proud) Focusing on rural Illinois, law enforcement calls for stronger early childhood services

DECEMBER 12, 2021 (Chicago Tribune) Boost safety through education

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 (Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus) Letter: Meet their needs

MAY 20, 2021 (Chicago Sun-Times) Retiring Riverside police chief who survived a shotgun blast in 1987 reflects on how policing has changed

MAY 18, 2021 (Riverside/Brookfield Landmark) Riverside police chief bids village adieu

APRIL 26, 2021 (Daily Herald) We can fight crime with early education funding

APRIL 8, 2021 (Rockford Register-Star) Support Illinois Early Childhood Funding Commission recommendations

APRIL 3, 2021 (State Journal-Register) Letter: Investment in early childhood education pays off

MARCH 27, 2021 (Kankakee Daily Journal) Voice of the People: Safe, successful communities start with early education

MARCH 18, 2021 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Rick Watson and Jason Armstrong: How are the kids doing? Wellness is especially important in pandemic conditions

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 (Chicago Tribune) Op-ed: Investment in early-childhood programs is good for Illinois’ future

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 (Daily Herald) Report: Early support for stressed parents can cut crime down the line

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 (Kane County Chronicle) Study shows home visit programs reduce child abuse, neglect

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 (WTTW-TV) Illinois Law Enforcement Officials Say More Funding Needed for Programs That Protect Children from Abuse, Neglect

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 (WBBM NEWS RADIO) Law Enforcement Officials, Advocates Call For Funding For Early Childhood Programs To Reduce Abuse, Neglect

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 (WBBM-TV) Cook Co. Sheriff Tom Dart: Parent Coaching Programs Can Curb Abuse

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 (Chicago Sun-Times) Dart, McMahon call for continued support of home visit programs to curb child abuse

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 (WSIL-TV) Illinois lawmakers look for options to improve early childhood education

Featured Members

  1. Eric Weis

    State’s Attorney, Kendall County (IL) State’s Attorney’s Office

  2. James Black

    Chief of Police, Crystal Lake (IL) Police Department

  3. Mitchell R. Davis III

    Chief of Police, Village of Hazel Crest, IL

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Sean Noble, Illinois State Director
P.O. Box 56556
Harwood Heights, IL 60656