SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A cooperative Illinois law enforcement group has presented its annual awards to 140 federal state, county and local police officers for work on illegal drug investigations.
The Illinois Metropolitan Enforcement Group Directors-Task Force Commanders Association recognized police officers, special agents, federal prosecutors and others.
The enforcement groups and task forces are cooperative efforts among local, state and federal authorities to crack down on gangs, guns and drugs.
John Biffany is commander of the Stateline Area Narcotics Team Task Force. He says the awards represent the finest examples of how officers, police teams and drug units cooperate to keep Illinois communities safe.
He says many of the enforcement activities are funded through federal grants.
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The 81st Annual Campus Lights, a long-standing Murray State University tradition, will take place Jan. 19–20 at 7 p.m. as well as Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Campus Lights is the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south.
A fundraiser is in effect in Southern Illinois between Shawnee Tactical Solutions and the Stop the Bleeding Coalition to put specialized trauma kits in the hands of police departments.
In an effort to save more lives in active shooter situation and beyond, Shawnee Tactical Solutions and the Stop the Bleeding Coalition are partnering up to put special trauma kits in the hands of police officers.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting an open house and public meeting on Wednesday, January 24, to present cleanup alternatives and take comments on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Report for Area 7 Pesticide Area at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge near Marion, Illinois.
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will be hosting a series of after-hours discussions that caters to taboo topics within the arts.
This evening we will once again see a rapid drop in temperatures after sunset over the snowpack, but probably not as cold as last night.