Schedule At a Glance - 2018 Annual Conference

More detailed schedule is here
Illinois Railroad Chiefs Association will host a hospitality room each evening of the conference.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. Executive Board
3:30 p.m. General Session

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00 a.m.-Noon Keynote Speaker
1:30-5:00 p.m. Legal Update
3:00-5:00 p.m. Police Chief Certification Exam
5:00-8:00 p.m. Host Chief's Reception
and Special Olympics Silent Auction

Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 a.m.-Noon Breakout Sessions
1:30-4:30 p.m. Committee meetings
5:00 p.m. Pre-banquet Reception
6:00-8:30 p.m. Annual Awards Banquet and Installation of Officers

Mundelein's Guenther named 2018 Chief of the Year

Mundelein Police Chief Eric J. Guenther (left) has been named the 2018 Chief of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The award is for leadership in his community, leadership in his own police department and the law enforcement profession, and service to the association. ILACP is a 1,300-member organization representing more than 450 agencies in Illinois.

Guenther will receive the award April 27 during the association’s Annual Awards Banquet in Peoria. He was selected by the association’s Board of Officers from a strong pool of nominations from different parts of Illinois. To get tickets to the Annual Conference or just the banquet, click on the "Register Now" link at the top of this page. The full announcement about Guenther is here.


Lobby Day details:

Important note - new this year:
The Legislative Committee wants ILACP members to visit their representatives and senators at their district offices prior to Lobby Day because you will get more of their time and attention back home than you will in the Capitol. In March, we will be preparing a one-page information sheet for you to leave with them.

Lobby Day - April 11, 2018

  • 10 a.m. - Meeting and Briefing
    Illinois State Police Headquarters
    South Seventh St. in Springfield
    Materials will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Afternoon - Visits in Capitol
  • 6-8 p.m. - Legislative Reception
    Abraham Lincoln Hotel
    701 E. Adams, Springfield

    Block of rooms available

    Room Reservations Group Name is: 
    IL Association of Chiefs of Police; Group Code: CHP 
    Here is the Reservation web page to reserve your room April 10 and 11
    Phone Number: 217-544-8800

Ed's 3 Things. 02.17.2018

  1. Kruger goes on TV opposing bad bill: We are strongly opposed to HB4208, which could eliminate School Resource Officers from some schools. ILACP President Kruger went on the TV news to express his outrage about this. Watch here.

  2. End of watch: Condolences to the family of slain Commander Paul Bauer and to the Chicago Police Department. As is our custom, we sent a notice asking all Illinois police agencies to wear mourning bands from the date of his death until his funeral services. 

  3. The next meeting of the Legislative Committee will be Friday, March 9, at the Oak Brook Police Department, 1200 Oak Brook Road. It starts at 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome. We will have a phone-in option.

--   Executive Director Ed Wojcicki
Updated February 17, 2018


Archive to Ed's previous "3 Things" lists