The 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.
Illinois 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.
Members 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.
Illinois 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.
City 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.
Shamekia Goodwin-Badger began working for Wheeling police May 27, 2008 after being employed with Hawthorn Woods police for four years
Chicago’s top cop said Monday the concealed carry legislation approved by state lawmakers last week should have mandated more training before a person can carry a concealed fiream.
Employers hired 146,000 workers last month, nearly twice as many as analysts expected, dropping the jobless rate to 7.7 percent. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute’s hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
Illinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.
Police are going through extensive extra training for the NATO/G8 summits, as two groups of demonstrators have now announced plans to march down Michigan Avenue in the midday hours.
It’s almost time for the Hustle up the Hancock, and this year, the Respiratory Health Association hopes to raise more than $1 million for local lung disease research and programs.
For the first time in nearly three years, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police will be getting 26 new officers, as the department figures a way around belt-tightening.
It looked and sounded like the real deal – police officers shooting in the middle of a street during a terror plot gone wrong. Fortunately, it was just a training session.
Some Chicago aldermen got a chance to walk a mile in the shoes of firefighters Thursday.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says he is wasting no time in preparing his police force for next year’s G8 and NATO summits.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed legislation that aims to increase the safety of infant and newborn.