Illinois Teams Up With Tech Firms To Offer IT Training CoursesThe state of Illinois is teaming up with the private sector to offer people across the state – from every income level – free training in the information technology field.
Man Who Took Bribes From Food Service Workers Gets 18 MonthsA south suburban man who took bribes from food service workers to skip Illinois Department of Health training and testing has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Emanuel Announces Police Changes In Use Of Force, More Tasers For OfficersSaying there's a difference between when a police officer "can use a gun and when they should use a gun," Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday the Police Department would be changing its tactics and training regarding the use of force "to create more time and distance" for police when they respond to a tense situation.
CTA Plans To Boost Bus Driver Training In Wake Of Fatal CrashThe CTA has announced new guidelines for bus drivers, after a woman was killed when she was hit by a bus on Michigan Avenue last week.
Naperville Hospital Preparing For Possibility Of Ebola PatientsAlthough the only confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. so far is a patient in Texas, a west suburban hospital has been preparing to treat patients with the virus, just in case.
Suburban Cops Run School Shooting Drill To Prepare For The WorstWould your child know what to do in a school emergency? Would you know how to react? The village of Homewood on Tuesday held a critical incident drill to help everyone prepare.
Quinn Halts IDOT Political HiringThe Chicago Democrat's actions, which also included ordering an outside audit of past IDOT hires, come amid questions about whether state jobs were improperly filled based on clout rather than qualifications.
Two Concealed Carry Instructors Decertified After ComplaintsIllinois State Police received complaints in January from the public alleging the instructors were awarding certificates to students who had not completed the required 16 hours of training required by law.
Coast Guard Prepares For More Rescues On Icy LakeMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that's already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.
State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry TrainingIllinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors -- most from northern Illinois -- have been approved to train them.
Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of SchoolCity officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.
Wheeling Cop Dies After Collapsing During TrainingShamekia Goodwin-Badger began working for Wheeling police May 27, 2008 after being employed with Hawthorn Woods police for four years