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$50,000 Reward Set Up in Search for Suspects in Illinois Police Killing

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    Several New Videos to be Released in Search for Fox Lake Cop's Killers

    Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Commander George Filenko said new video has been retrieved in the case that authorities believe is "more significant" than any other video they've received. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports. (Published Friday, Sept. 4, 2015)

    A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of three suspects believed to have killed a Fox Lake lieutenant on-duty earlier this week in Illinois. 

    Detective Christopher Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff's office said the reward is being offered by Motorola Solutions but several other offers and donations for a reward were received as well.

    Anyone looking to provide reward money can contact Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose at (847) 377-4367. 

    A tip line and website has also been set up for residents looking to report any information surrounding the case. Tipsters can call 1-(800)-CALLFBI or go to fbi.gov/FoxLake

    Authorities on Friday revealed that they now have several videos they believe will aid in their search for the three "extremely dangerous" suspects.

    Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Commander George Filenko said new video has been retrieved in the case that authorities believe is "more significant" than any other video they've received.

    Filenko noted the videos are being put into chronological order and "there's a commonality" between them. The videos are expected to be reviewed Friday afternoon or evening. 

    "I think we’re optimistic about all of these videos right now because they all come together chronologically," Filenko said.

    Officials were expected to review home surveillance video a resident claimed could aid in a search for the suspects, but Filenko said that video wasn't reviewed as of Friday afternoon.

    Filenko said the three suspects accused of killing Lieutenant Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz are believed to still be in the area, about 60 miles north of Chicago, and authorities say they've made "significant progress" in their search.

    "Obviously we have a lot of transportation means in this area — trains, cars, buses — we’re still working off the fact that we’re presuming there’s a good probability that they are still somewhere in the area," Filenko said. "Now whether they're in Fox Lake or any of the surrounding border communities that remains to be seen."

    Filenko confirmed Friday that the officer’s gun was recovered at the scene but could not confirm how many times, if any, it had been fired. 

    The gunmen are described as two white men and one black man, but further details on their descriptions have not been made available.

    More than 100 officers were canvassing the Fox Lake area Friday, revisiting areas and searching new territories. Canines returned to the scene of the shooting Friday in hopes of finding more information. 

    Residents, family members and officers from Fox Lake and surrounding communities gathered Wednesday night for an emotional vigil to honor Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the police force affectionately called "G.I. Joe." A funeral has been scheduled for Monday in Antioch, Illinois.