Chicago Police Department to receive over $2.3M in federal funding

WASHINGTON — The Chicago Police Department will be getting more than $2.3 million in federal funding to purchase equipment and support overtime patrols, Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday.

“The men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line day and night to keep our communities safe,” Durbin said in a news release. “This grant funding will help equip those officers with the best, most up-to-date tools to do their jobs effectively and keep residents safe.”

Durbin also announced that the Chicago Fire Department will receive over $3 million in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security.  The fire department in northwest suburban Niles also received $1.3 million.