SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WBBM) — In Springfield Wednesday, the law was doing it’s best to lobby for pre-school funding.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s David Roe reports, police chiefs, sheriffs, and state’s attorneys from across Illinois gathered in Springfield to tell legislative leaders and lawmakers that they want them to make the state’s pre-school program a top priority in next year’s budget.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s David Roe reports

The law enforcement officers say they want lawmakers to restore cuts to the program.

They say investing in high quality early education reduces future crime and saves millions in the state’s short term education budget.

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