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Gov. Rauner Enacts Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Round Lake Area News
HB303 makes important changes to protect Illinois residents from unjust property forfeiture Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed HB303, bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming Illinois’ asset forfeiture system. The reforms will increase transparency and shift burdens of proof to protect innocent citizens while maintaining the proper use of asset forfeiture as a tool for law enforcement. Gov. Rauner was joined by Illinois State Police (ISP) officials, ACLU members, legislators, and advocate organizations. “Illinois residents should be protected from the unfair seizure of their private property,” Gov. Rauner said. “This legislation will enact needed reforms to prevent abuse of the civil asset forfeiture process, while maintaining its importance as a critical tool for law enforcement to make

Round Lake Area Public Library is Celebrating 45 Years

Round Lake Area News
Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Crafts, Music, Entertainment, Snacks & More Come join us on Saturday, September 23 as we celebrate our 45th all day long. We’ll be remembering our beginnings with 70’s theme birthday party. Stop by throughout the day for snacks, library tours, photo ops with a surprise guest, special events (listed below) and much more! 906 Hart Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073 847-546-7060 www.rlalibrary.org 9:00 a.m.: Donuts with the Director 11:00 a.m.: Pocket Circus- A fun performance of juggling magic, and acrobatics you won’t want to miss! 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Paint Pet Rocks- Just like we did in the 70’s! Design and create a pet rock you can take home! 2:00 p.m.: Family BINGO 2:00 p.m.: Tie Dye in the Teen Zone (adults and Tee

Deputy Chief Wilde Graduates from FBI National Academy

Round Lake News, Village of Round Lake Beach
Wilde is the 4th Round Lake Beach Officer to attend On Friday, September 15, 2017, Deputy Chief Wayne Wilde graduated from the 10-week long FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia. His class consisted of 224 students, 22 of whom were from other countries. The FBI National Academy began in 1935 and is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforce

Illinois Gov. Rauner Tours Wanxiang

Political Issues, Round Lake Area News
University of Illinois signs MOU; partners with Wanxiang Gov. Bruce Rauner toured Wanxiang facilities in Hangzhou, China. The day started today with a memorandum of understanding signing which seeks to establish a Wanxiang Fellows Program at the University of Illinois that will send students and scientists from the universities belonging to the University of Illinois System to China to study Chinese culture and to work on the development of sustainable green energy technologies. The program will be fully funded by the Wanxiang Group Corporation. “Today the University of Illinois Systems is absolutely thrilled to be signing this memorandum of understanding with Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic,” Vice President of Economic Development for U of I Systems, Ed Seidel said. “This will provide a

Murphy Elementary School Receives $5,000 in Back-to-School Program Donation

Round Lake Area Schools
The Meemic Foundation supplies to local schools as part of Schools in Need program The Meemic Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Meemic Insurance Company, partnered up with local Illinois Meemic agents to surprise Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park with basic back-to-school supplies purchased through Quill.com and a Second Step 1st-5th grade bundle on Friday, September 15th. Murphy Elementary is one of three schools in Illinois that will receive a supply donation, valued at over $5,000 as part of the Schools in Need program. Murphy Elementary was devastated by flooding that caused significant damage within the school this past July. Donating school supplies and classroom programs will play a large part in the school standing back up on its feet again. Illino