Retired Special Teams Manager Jim Luecking passes away at age 72

Longtime ILEAS staff member and former Champaign Police Chief James Luecking passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023.  Jim was a stalwart at ILEAS for over a decade, building the special teams program.  Much of what is done today to support the state of Illinois in this arena is a result of his hard work.  Jim was at ILEAS from June of 2005 until December of 2016, including a stint as both special teams manager and chief of staff.  The ILEAS family extends its condolences to his family, and we salute his service to the law enforcement community.


James Luecking Obituary (1951 - 2023) - Saint Joseph, IL - The News-Gazette (