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THE SHAMEFUL CRIMINALIZATION OF THE MENTALLY ILL
League Fundraiser a Financial and Consciousness-Raising Success!


Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Rockford City Administrator Jim Ryan, and Rockford Police Chief Patrick O'Shea at the League fundraiser: The Shameful Criminalization of Mental Illness, October 25, 2016.
Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Rockford City Administrator Jim Ryan, and Rockford Police Chief Patrick O'Shea at the League fundraiser: The Shameful Criminalization of Mental Illness, October 25, 2016.



October 25, 2016 the League hosted an important event for the Greater Rockford area. Cook County Sheriff and Chicago Mayoral candidate Tom Dart spoke on a subject close to his heart: The consequences for the mentally ill in the incarceration systems of Illinois. Please download the event Program Book to view our sponsors and speaker information. Soon there will be a link to our YouTube Channel with a video of the speech. Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and the 185+ attendees to our fundraiser.



The League Fundraiser received great coverage from the media. We appreciate the interest in Sheriff Dart's message concerning incarceration of the mentally ill.

WTVO-17 Eyewitness News

Rockford Register Star

WNIJ, Northern Public Radio

Rock River Times

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