The Illinois State Police headquarters in Macomb is one of the offices that would be closed under a plan to resolve the state’s budget crisis.

 


The Illinois State Police headquarters in Macomb is one of the offices that would be closed under a plan to resolve the state’s budget crisis.
The other four offices are in Carmi, Des Plaines, Litchfield and Pecatonica.
Seventeen regional headquarters offices, including the one in Pittsfield, would remain open.
Acting State Police Director Jonathon Monken said the agency plans to lay off more than 460 troopers because of budget woes.
Monken says the layoffs plus expected retirements could reduce the 2,000-trooper force by about 600 troopers.
Monken says the cuts will have “significant consequences to public safety,” including longer response times, but told a Senate committee the reductions are necessary.