The Illinois FOP Labor Council

The Labor Council provides full union representation: negotiating and enforcing contracts, improving salaries, working conditions, and benefits for law enforcement professionals throughout Illinois. Our members are protected 24 hours a day by a staff of full-time, in-house attorneys and field representatives who have a proven track record of winning.

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We Honor the Memory of Herbert Hall

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff

Herbert C. Hall, 64, of Erie, IL, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  Services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 13th at the Erie United Methodist Church, Erie.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM on Wednesday at the Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie.  Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Erie United Methodist Church, Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, or the United Service Organizations.

Herbert Clayton Hall was born September 18, 1952 in Sterling, Illinois, the son of Clayton H. and Betty J. (Domdey) Hall.  He graduated from Morrison High School in 1970 and married Christine Anderson in Prophetstown in 1971.  Herb started farming at the age of 16 and in 1970 joined his brother-in-law, Tom and father-in-law, Clarence Anderson and together they operated AHA Farms for several years.  Upon retiring from farming, Herb became a police officer for Prophetstown and then Rock Falls.  He also served on the area Tactical Police Force. 

 Herb was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church.  He was active in the community having served on the Farm Bureau Board and Tampico School Board.  He had also been a member of the Pork Producers, was a 4-H Leader, sold Wyffels Seed Corn and was a recipient of the Illinois Young Farmers Award.

 His hobbies included deer hunting and target shooting.  He was a member of the Tri County Gun Club.  He also enjoyed teaching Concealed Carry classes.  In addition he was an excellent carpenter and cabinet maker. 

Herb is survived by his wife, Chris Hall, Erie; Mother, Betty Hall, Mesa, AZ; 3 children, Casey (Brandon) Stichter, Erie, Corrie (Galen) Searles, Medford, WI, Jacob (Ellina) Hall, Golden, CO; grandchildren, Erin and Abigail Stichter, Logan, Miles and Blaine Searles; and 2 sisters, Pam Houseman, Mesa, AZ, and Paula (Brent) Wynn, Milan, IL.  He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton, and brother-in-law, Paul Houseman.

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We're Your Union

By David Wickster, Executive Director

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council is a Law Enforcement Union representing some 10,000 plus professionals who work in the Criminal Justice Arena and are granted their collective bargaining rights under the Illinois Labor Relations Act.  Our members are Municipal Police Officers, County Sheriff’s Deputies, Police Officers who work for Elected Constitutional Officers, University Police Officers, County Correctional Officers, Court Security Officers, Probation Officers, 911 Telecommunicators, Records Personnel and some related Support Staff. 

Outside the City of Chicago the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council represents more law enforcement professionals than any other union in Illinois with over 490 bargaining units.  Our largest units boast membership numbers in the hundreds, while some of our smallest units consist of only four to five members.  We have a presence in some of the most remote parts of the State, such as the Cities of Beardstown and Metropolis and the Counties of Washington and Union, as well as some of the densest regions, such as the Chicagoland Area and Cook County.


Experienced Labor Professionals

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council prides itself in representing its membership in the specialized field of public sector/public safety labor representation.  With a full time staff of 13 attorneys and 13 field representatives, all responsible for negotiating contracts and representing membership, the FOP Labor Council has 208 years of combined Law Enforcement experience and 475 years of labor experience, collectively. 

With offices in Western Springs (north) and Springfield (south), the FOP Labor Council is the only union who can meet the demands of law enforcement professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with 10 administrative staff members and a 24 hour emergency hotline.

A Long and Strong Tradition

The Illinois FOP Labor Council was originally framed as a “Labor Committee” of the Illinois FOP State Lodge back in 1983 in anticipation of police officers gaining the right to collectively bargain.  In 1984 collective begging became collective bargaining with the inclusion of police officers and firefighters under the Illinois Labor Relations Act.

With the onslaught of police officers seeking rights under collective bargaining the Labor Committee quickly evolved into an independent entity known today as the FOP Labor Council.  Several active law enforcement officers from across the state left the security of their employment to help form the Labor Council.  Their dedication and commitment established the backbone of the Labor Council which today employs labor experts with experience from across a broad range of the labor relations spectrum.