SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Police say gun dealers can certify federal firearms licenses online to comply with a new state law.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined with state lawmakers on Tuesday to promote legislation that would increase penalties for drivers who don't slow or change lanes to avoid...
Man lays on roadway, killed by SUV
CHICAGO (AP) — A man is dead after he was struck by an SUV as he lay in the middle of the Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway.
The Illinois State Police say 25-year-old Jovan Towers Jr. was lying...
MARION, Ill. (AP) — Five people from Memphis, Tennessee who were headed to Chicago were killed in a crash in southern Illinois.
Illinois State Police said Friday the driver of an SUV and its...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have arrested state Rep. Steven Reick on charges that include driving under the influence of alcohol.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The name of an Illinois State Police trooper killed in the line of duty has been added to a memorial wall at police headquarters in Springfield.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Police have seen a slow but steady decline in the number of troopers, leaving many to wonder if there are enough officers to patrol roads and oversee the...
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A truck driver accused of reckless homicide in the death of an Illinois State Police trooper allegedly fell asleep multiple times before the crash.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding woman on an interstate last year told investigators deadly force was his only option in dealing...
Woman accused of spiking Illinois state trooper’s drink
RUSHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois woman has been charged with using an unidentified substance to spike the sports drink of an Illinois State Police trooper.
Flyer promoting ‘Move Over’ law distributed to schools
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Teenage drivers in Illinois are getting a reminder to move over and slow down when passing vehicles on the side of the road.
CHICAGO (AP) — One person has been killed and two others injured in an early morning shooting along Interstate 55 in Chicago.
Illinois State Police say the victims' car entered the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police troopers are taking a hard line against distracted drivers but Chicago police officers aren't really enforcing the law barring drivers from using mobile...
WARREN, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered in a northern Illinois high school gymnasium Wednesday to remember an Illinois State Police trooper who died after she was struck during a traffic...
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) — A visitation and funeral are set for an Illinois State Police trooper who was killed when a wrong-way driver struck his squad car.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The wrong-way driver involved in a crash that killed an Illinois State Police trooper has been identified as a 44-year-old Calumet City man.
Funeral set for trooper hit by truck, killed in Freeport
WARREN, Ill. (AP) — Funeral services are set for an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a truck last week during a traffic stop.
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GREEN OAKS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was killed early Saturday when a wrong-way driver struck his squad car, the third death of a state trooper this year and second in three...
Illinois state trooper hit by truck, killed in Freeport
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was killed Thursday when she was struck by a truck during a traffic stop, the second trooper to die that way this year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Survivors of sexual assault in Illinois will soon be able to monitor online the progress of DNA evidence related to their case, state police said.
With 14 troopers hit, Pritzker urges highway caution
SPRINGFRIELD, Ill. (AP) — Fourteen Illinois State Police officers or their vehicles have been struck in roadside crashes this year. That's double last year's total of eight.
CASEY, Ill. (AP) — Police say a livestock hauler ran off the road and overturned on Interstate 70 in eastern Illinois, setting about 3,000 piglets loose.
Semi-trailer strikes, seriously injures Illinois trooper
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was seriously injured when a semi-trailer struck him and his squad car while he was responding to a multi-vehicle accident.
CHICAGO (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed against the Illinois State Police for issuing a firearm license to the convicted felon who killed five people and wounded several police officers...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was injured while conducting a traffic stop when a motorist slammed into his squad car on Interstate 80, south of Chicago.
STAUNTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a trooper is recovering at a hospital after being wounded during a shootout with a carjacking suspect who was fatally shot.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police are seeing a spike in crashes involving parked squad cars and passing vehicles, despite a law meant to make roads safer for emergency responders.
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old southern Illinois woman who went missing died of hypothermia due to exposure to the elements.
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they found the body of a 19-year-old southern Illinois woman who was last seen in Saline County.
Illinois State Police say Brooke Naylor's body was...
Suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting
SAUGET, Ill. (AP) — A suspect is hospitalized with what police call non-life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting near St. Louis.
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the people injured in a deadly warehouse shooting last month sued Illinois State Police on Friday, saying authorities wrongly let the gunman purchase the weapon used in the...
Truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine; 2 men arrested
TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) — Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.
Records: 75 percent of revoked Illinois gun licenses ignored
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 75 percent of the people who received gun license revocations last year in Illinois ignored the notices, Illinois State Police said.
2 dead after kidnapping, police chase in Missouri, Illinois
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and their 10-year-old daughter then killing a man during an attempted carjacking was shot to death following a police chase through Missouri and Illinois, authorities said Wednesday.
2 suburban Chicago freeway shootings aren’t believed linked
OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they don't believe there's a connection between shootings several hours apart on a suburban Chicago highway in which a longtime postal worker was killed and three other people were wounded.
The Latest: Postal worker among 4 shot on Illinois freeway
OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on shootings along an interstate in suburban Chicago (all times local):
The U.S. Postal Service says a woman who was fatally shot along an interstate in suburban Chicago was a longtime postal worker.
The woman was shot Monday evening, several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys.
1 dead, 3 wounded in shootings along same Illinois freeway
OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A longtime postal worker was fatally shot while driving in suburban Chicago several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys, authorities said Tuesday.
Illinois State Police declined to say whether investigators believe the two Monday shootings are linked. Trooper Woodrow Montgomery, a spokesman for the agency, said Tuesday that officers "have come to no conclusions."
State police step up enforcement over Super Bowl weekend
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say troopers are stepping up traffic enforcement for Super Bowl weekend.
Acting Director Brendan Kelly says driving under the influence is the number one cause of traffic crashes and fatalities during the holidays, and he says "Super Bowl weekend is no different."
Troopers will focused on identifying impaired drivers and enforcing violations such as DUI, speeding, distracted driving and motorists not wearing their seat belts.
Passengers taken from disabled charter bus in subzero temps
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More than 20 passengers aboard a Chicago-bound charter bus were rescued after the bus broke down in subzero temperatures on Interstate 55 near Springfield.
Illinois State Police responded early Wednesday after learning of the disabled bus and its 21 passengers, including two children. Authorities say the bus had been without heat for a significant amount of time.
Man taken into custody in death of Illinois state trooper
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have announced an arrest in the case of a trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.
Trooper Christopher Lambert on Jan. 12 was headed home when he pulled over and got out of his squad car to respond to a three-vehicle crash.
Authorities say Lambert positioned his squad car to protect the three cars before he was struck by another vehicle.
Pritzker picks St. Clair County prosecutor to lead police
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The St. Clair County state's attorney is in line to become head of the Illinois State Police.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the nomination of Brendan Kelly. He'll need approval from the Illinois Senate.
Kelly ran for Congress in November but lost to incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Bost. He says "there's nothing more important for government" than justice and public safety. As a prosecutor, he worked closely with state police on corruption investigations and drug cases.
Driver dead in icy roll; freezing rain in Illinois, Indiana
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for central and northern Illinois as snow and freezing rain are predicted for the regions.
Temperatures are likely to be above and below 32 degrees Tuesday, making travel risky. Similar conditions are predicted for southwestern Michigan and parts of Indiana.
Mourners remember Illinois trooper killed during snowstorm
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Mourners gathered to remember an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle as he responded to a crash in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.
Trooper Christopher Lambert was heading home on Interstate 294 last Saturday when he stopped and got out of his squad car to respond to a crash near Northbrook. A car then struck him.
Funeral service set for trooper killed during snowstorm
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Funeral services are set for an Illinois State Police trooper killed when he was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.
The funeral for Trooper Christopher Lambert is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.
Illinois trooper killed in possible weather-related accident
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police say a trooper has been killed in a suburban Chicago accident in which the winter weather may have played a role.
The director told reporters Saturday that Christopher Lambert had gotten out of his squad car that afternoon responding to a three-vehicle crash when a car struck him.
Leo Schmitz says snowfall could have been a factor. The investigation is ongoing.
Winter storm dumping snow across much of Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois state troopers have responded to close to 300 traffic crashes — one of which as fatal — and nearly 800 calls for assistance from motorists during the winter snow storm that's through the Midwest.
The Illinois State Police say 73-year-old Allen Reinacher of Troy was killed Friday night in Madison County when he lost control of his car and slammed into another vehicle.
Illinois state trooper fired over 2015 shooting in Danville
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a state trooper who had been on unpaid leave since a 2015 shooting outside a restaurant has been fired.
State police spokesman Lt. Matt Boerwinkle tells the (Champaign) News-Gazette that the agency's merit board discharged Cody Garza for cause.
17-year-old shot while driving on interstate west of Chicago
HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy was critically injured when he was shot while driving on Interstate 290 west of Chicago.
Illinois State Police say the teen was driving west on the Eisenhower Expressway near Wolf Road in Hillside around 1 a.m. Wednesday when someone in another vehicle shot fired shots.
The driver was shot twice. Police say he managed to pull off the Expressway in Berkeley, where he flagged down police and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.
Illinois police increasing patrols over New Year’s holiday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities are stepping up traffic enforcement and reminding motorists to drive sober over the New Year's holiday.
Illinois State Police say they're joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation and nearly 200 local law enforcement agencies to add patrols and keep roads safe. The extra enforcement started Thursday and continues through Tuesday.