Governor Rauner takes clemency action

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (May 29, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner granted 5 and denied 59 clemency petitions. This is the 25th set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police’s Law … Read more

Congresswoman Kelly addresses Congressional inaction against gun violence

She directs floor speech to Speaker Ryan and House Republicans information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2018) – Yesterday Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, addressed Congressional inaction on gun violence during the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Hour. “It’s sickening … Read more

Griffith mother turns herself in

information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (May 25, 2018) – On May 23, Andrea Cunningham-Ellis, of Griffith, Indiana, turned herself in to the Lansing Police Department Criminal Investigations Division for a crime that had been committed on April 2, 2018. The Lansing Police Department had responded at that time to 17766 Rosewood … Read more

Illinois joins ‘Border to Border’ effort to enforce seat belt laws

Multistate ‘Click It or Ticket’ operation underway through Memorial Day information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 22, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are teaming with up more than 160 law enforcement agencies throughout the state in the national “Border to Border” mobilization, sending a … Read more

Gov. Rauner proposes death penalty for mass murderers and killers of law enforcement officers

Public safety package extends 72-hour wait to all guns, bans bump stocks information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (May 14, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner today asked the Illinois General Assembly to reinstate the death penalty for mass murderers and those who kill law enforcement officers. The proposal is part of … Read more

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