A new after-action report on the department’s handling of protests and looting identifies issues with training, communication and equipment.
Officials say the policy is part of a redoubling of reform efforts to catch up after a year of missed consent decree deadlines.
Three new publicly-funded trauma centers will provide counseling, case management and financial support for victims of violent crime.
People locked up are especially vulnerable but Illinois Republicans say vaccinating incarcerated people prioritizes “young healthy felons … over high-risk adults.”
The county started vaccinations Wednesday. The close quarters make the facility a constant concern during the pandemic.
The legislation, which is currently waiting for the governor’s signature, touches on all corners of the state’s criminal justice system.
Thousands have been waiting in limbo because of the pandemic, but employees are scared that resuming trials could put them in danger.
Illinois Lawmakers Pass ‘Transformational’ Criminal Justice Legislation In 11th Hour Of Lame Duck Session
The legislation, opposed by law enforcement groups, is in response to protests this summer over police violence.
Authorities say a man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago’s South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police north of the city.
For every person killed in a city shooting, five are shot and survive. Those victims — about 50,000 since 2000 — are marked for life.