Mandatory Use Of Force Training Now Required For Chicago Police YearlyAs part of reforms put in place after the Laquan McDonald police shooting and others, the Chicago Police Department plans to send all of its officers “back to school” for mandatory in-service training.
Salvation Army Offers Disaster Relief Training Classes For Hurricane VolunteersThe Salvation Army announced Thursday its Chicagoland location is offering volunteer Emergency Disaster Training (EDS) for anyone interested in helping critical relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey in Texas and potentially Hurricane Irma in Florida.
New Law Requires State Employees To Undergo Cybersecurity TrainingEmployees who work for the state of Illinois will now be required to undergo cyber security training.
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.