Ill. town gets grant to fight gangs

Wheeling PD has secured more than $90,000 in federal grant monies to help combat gang activity


By Sheila Ahern
Chicago Daily Herald

The Wheeling Police Department received a federal grant worth more than $90,000 to help combat gang activity, Police Chief Bill Benson told the village board Monday.

About $20,000 of the grant will pay police officers overtime to help at-risk middle and high schoolers at a weeklong camp. The rest of the grant will be used to buy new computers for between 18 and 20 of the department’s squad cars, Benson said.

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