Rauner reaches contract deal with conservation police officers union

By Mailee Smith
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agreement on a contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council for conservation police officers, as well as 19 other Illinois government-worker unions, demonstrates that it is AFSCME – and not the governor – that is standing in the way of a fair contract for Illinois’ largest group of state workers.

TAGS: AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Bruce Rauner, Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, police

Body cameras for police a win for citizens, officers and taxpayers

By Bryant Jackson-Green
What’s a low-cost way to improve police accountability in Illinois while saving taxpayer dollars? Some say body cameras for police officers. After the events in Ferguson, MO, several editorials have encouraged Illinois police officers to wear body cameras as a way to deter misconduct, and some departments have already signed on to the idea. But...

TAGS: Chicago, police, police body cameras, police misconduct