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Hiram Grau

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Chicago Cops Help State Troopers Who Lost Homes To Tornado

Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.

12/06/2013

Texting while driving

State, AT&T Encourage Motorists To Pledge Not To Text While Driving

AT&T has been pushing for people to pledge not to text while driving, and has posted a heart-wrenching documentary on its website. So far, more than 2 million people have taken the pledge.

09/19/2013

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State Police Chief: ‘We’re Way Ahead Of The Game’ Preparing For Concealed Carry

Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said his agency began preparing to oversee the concealed carry permit process when it became clear Illinois would have to allow people to carry firearms in public.

07/29/2013

Illinois State Trooper Killed In Tri-State Tollway Crash

State Trooper Killed In Fiery Crash On Tri-State Tollway

The trooper’s squad car was rear-ended by a semi-trailer truck around 11 p.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 294 near Willow Road.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

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Click It Or Ticket? Police May Just Give You Warning

Two months after Illinois began requiring that all passengers wear seat belts, the head of the state police is giving troopers some wiggle room in enforcement.

08/31/2011

Hiram Grau

Quinn Names Former Chicago Cop As State Police Chief

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped a former high-ranking Chicago police officer and top aide at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to run the Illinois State Police.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011