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Officials announced a new police training program will help prevent potential fatal mistakes, as law enforcement officers prepare and adapt to a “sea change” in how they conduct traffic and street stops, while Illinois residents begin carrying concealed handguns legally as of 2014.

Illinois, the last state to allow concealed carry, is expected to begin issuing permits in April under a law that goes into effect on the first of the year. Traffic stops already are among the most dangerous activities for officers, and throwing newly legalized handguns into the mix could have tragic consequences, officials said.

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