Peoria Council Votes To Cut Fire, Police Positions To Fill Budget Hole

PEORIA, IL — The Peoria City Council voted 8-3 Tuesday to approve eliminating 22 firefighter and 16 police positions as part of a move to close a $6 million budget hole. Additionally, reductions were made in the city’s community development department. Voting no on the cuts were Beth Jensen, Chuck Grayeb and Jim Montelongo. The […]

Top Police Official Seeking Trump Job Reversed Position On Criminal Justice Bill

President Donald Trump is considering a top national police official to be his director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, an appointment that critics say could be a potential reward for his support of a White House-backed sentencing reform bill. Opponents of bipartisan legislation to overhaul federal sentencing guidelines were surprised to […]