2017 ILEAS Conference

14th Annual ILEAS Conference

The ILEAS Foundation would like to thank both the vendors and raffle participants for participating at the ILEAS Conference

ILEAS just completed its 14th Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield and from all accounts, it was a success! There were 56 vendor booths with vendors demonstrating and discussing their various products and services. Sunday afternoon and evening was the Vendor Reception, giving the arriving attendees a chance to review the vendor hall and have some food and drink. New to this year, were two gun raffles—one at the Sunday night reception and the second was at the Monday night banquet. An additional thank you to both GLOCK, Inc. and Kiesler Police Supply for donating the raffled guns. Monday lunch was also in the Vendor area. A list of those vendors who exhibited is listed on the ILEAS Foundation webpage. The ILEAS Foundation would in particular like to thank The Ray O’Herron Company, Inc. for their sponsorship of the ILEAS Conference. The ILEAS Foundation supports local law enforcement in Illinois, outside of the standard government grant process. Your participation will help to support the goals of the ILEAS Foundation and ILEAS.

Chili's Fundraiser

The ILEAS Foundation would like to thank its supporters for a successful Chili’s Give Back Program fundraiser!   


As you know, for 20 days in October, Chili’s donated 15% of each meal to the ILEAS Foundation based on meals purchased by people bringing or showing the ILEAS voucher at any Chili’s in Illinois.   As a result, over 600 meals were purchased at Chili’s restaurants all over Illinois which raised a total of $1,036!  Both ILEAS and the ILEAS Foundation appreciate the support. 

This money will go towards training of local law enforcement officers throughout Illinois. This is the first of many fundraising opportunities and non-profit grants that the Foundation will be conducting and applying for in the coming months. 

About the ILEAS Foundation

In an effort to better support local law enforcement in Illinois, keep costs down, and provide a wider range of training opportunities, the ILEAS Foundation was created. In 2009 the ILEAS Foundation was formed as a 11-501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation receiving a 501C3 charity tax status. The Foundation supports local law enforcement in Illinois, outside of the standard government grant process. Support is given to local law enforcement by utilizing donations and private grants, which provides equipment and training to officers and deputies to better serve their local Illinois communities. 

The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System—also known as ILEAS—was created in 2002. ILEAS administers federal homeland security grants for the benefit of local law enforcement agencies in Illinois. These grants come with restrictions on the types of equipment ILEAS can provide to local agencies. Additionally, there are strict restrictions on the specific types of training that can be conducted. ILEAS member agencies pay a small dues stipend to ILEAS to manage the grants. Even though costs keep going up, in today’s tight government budget environment, ILEAS has chosen not to increase the dues.
The Foundation raises funds through donations, fund raising events, and private grants to support the training and equipment mission of ILEAS and to benefit Illinois law enforcement.

The ILEAS Foundation is located at 1701 E. Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802. 

How Can You Help?

There are numerous ways in which individuals, companies or others can contribute to the ILEAS Foundation Mission in supporting the Illinois Law Enforcement community. 



  • Visit the ILEAS gift shop located at the ILEAS Training center, all profits from the sale of ILEAS Gear goes directly to the ILEAS Foundation

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  • Direct Donation to the ILEAS Foundation


All donations to the ILEAS Foundation are considered tax deductible.