Lt. Governor Simon to honor police officers at memorial in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon on Thursday will honor and remember Illinois police officers who have lost their lives on duty.

Simon will join elected officials, police officers and the public to remember Trooper James Sauter of the Illinois State Police from Downers Grove, Officer Casey Kohlmeier of the Pontiac Police Department and Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada of the  Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department at the Police Officers Memorial in Springfield.

Earlier in the day, Simon will thank volunteers for the Yes for Independent Maps campaign as they load petitions into a semi-truck to drive them to Springfield to be filed. The campaign aims to put an amendment on the November 2014 ballot to improve the redistricting process. Simon signed the petition earlier this year.

EVENT: Yes for Independent Maps Breakfast

DATE: Thursday, May 1

TIME: 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

LOCATION: 300 N. Elizabeth St., Ste. 220B, Chicago

EVENT: Police Officers Memorial

DATE: Thursday, May 1

TIME: 11 a.m.

LOCATION: East steps of the Capitol, Springfield