TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lingering snow into the late evening. Up to an inch will be possible. Low: 23. Winds: North 5-10 mph.
THANKSGIVING DAY: Mostly sunny and colder. High: 27. Winds: Northwest 10-15 mph.
14 Veterans Complete Conservation Police Training
Fourteen new recruits were welcomed into the fold today at a graduation ceremony for the state's conservation police. Gov. Pat Quinn welcomed the graduating class.
This is the ninth conservation police officer class in the last 19 years and the first since 2007. In addition, this is the first class made up entirely of military veterans.
The 14 recruits completed 24 weeks of intense general law enforcement training and specific conservation police training totaling nearly 1,000 hours to prepare them for their new jobs.