Ill. department gets nearly $40K for gang, drug enforcement
By BOB Uphues
The Riverside Landmark
RIVERSIDE, Ill. — Riverside Township has ponied up nearly $40,000 in grants for local police departments, buying equipment that police will use to combat gang and drug activity.
At the Riverside village board meeting on March 3, Police Chief Thomas Weitzel displayed binoculars, digital cameras and video recorders and a laptop computer purchased with some $13,000 in grant money.