$25 Million To Buy More Illinois Cops
Today, Senator Dick Durbin announced Illinois will get more than $25 Million in recovery Act funds to hire 106 new police officers across the state.
The money is part of the $1 Billion in funds being distributed across the country through the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Chicago will get more than half of the state's share.
Here's where all the money will go: