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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds joins Illinois law enforcement leaders in Springfield to advocate for crime prevention programs Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, and State’s Attorneys urge Governor Pritzker to invest in kids Springfield, Illinois — Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds joined nine other Illinois law enforcement leaders — all members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids — on a visit to Springfield yesterday.
The police chiefs, sheriffs, and state’s attorneys held meetings with Governor JB Pritzker, Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, and dozens of state legislators to advocate for programs that get children off to a good start in life, and help get troubled children back on track. These programs, including quality preschool and child care, home visiting, afterschool, and anti-recidivism programs, are proven to significantly reduce crime.
Photo attached: Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds greets Illinois Governor JB Pritzker after a meeting in Springfield on Wednesday. Edmonds and other law enforcement leaders from around the state stressed the importance of early childhood education as a crime prevention tool.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois is the state office of a national, non-profit, bipartisan, anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, leaders of law enforcement organizations, and victims of crime.