4 Illinois communities to receive more than $4 million to hire police officers

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CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Illinois more than $4 million in federal funding to four communities to help hire police officers.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) says the funding was made possible through the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program.  We have included a list of fund recipients below:

- Chicago: $3,125,000 in funding to hire or rehire twenty-five police officers
- Maywood Police Department: $500,000 in funding to hire or rehire four police officers
- North Chicago Police Department: $375,000 in funding to hire or rehire three police officers
- Princeton: $125,000 in funding to hire or rehire one police officer

About $119 million in COPS grants are being distributed throughout the country.

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