Illinois State Police

Ross D. Ferraro (Illinois State Police)

Plainfield Man Charged With Impersonating Police Officer

Ross D. Ferraro Jr., 45, was arrested Thursday after State Police saw him driving a vehicle equipped to look like a police car, and pulled him over, authorities said in a statement.

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A car was struck by a bullet early Friday on the outbound Stevenson Expressway. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

State Police Investigate Shot Fired On Stevenson Expressway

A woman’s car was struck by a bullet around 1:15 a.m. on the ramp from southbound Lake Shore Drive to the outbound Stevenson Expressway.

01/30/2015

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

More Than 91,000 Applied For Concealed Carry Permits In 2014

A sizeable chunk of the 91,651 applications were submitted last January, when the concealed carry law went into effect. Illinois State Police said more than 34,000 people applied last January. In all, nearly 2,400 people were turned down for concealed carry permits.

01/16/2015

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The Roads

With more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.

11/25/2014

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage ahead of the winter season. (Credit: CBS)

Officials: State Road Crews Ready For Winter Weather

David James, a private meteorologist who provides forecasts for IDOT, said he doesn’t expect this winter’s snowfall to be as bad as last winter.

11/17/2014

Christopher Anderson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

State Police: No Reason To Frisk Man Who Was Shot And Killed At Hospital

Illinois State Police were defending their decision not to frisk a man who was taken to Highland Park Hospital after a traffic crash a few days ago, before the man was shot and killed by police when he pulled out a gun in the emergency room.

11/07/2014

An Illinois State Police trooper holds a baby girl who had been reported abducted. (ISP)

Chicago Man Arrested After Abducted Baby Is Found Safe Downstate

Three people took 8-month-old Samiyah Nichols from Memphis about 4:15 a.m. Friday, according to Illinois State Police.

10/24/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

Two State Police Cars Hit In 5-Car Crash On Interstate 355

An Illinois State Police squad car carrying two officers was involved in a five-vehicle crash early Wednesday on the Veterans Memorial Tollway, causing large delays in the southbound lanes Wednesday morning.

10/01/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Boss: We’ll Have Room For Fugitives Sought In New Police Initiative

The head of Cook County Jail said she’ll find room for any and all fugitives picked up by teams of Chicago police officers and Illinois state troopers in the coming month, and put them in the jail’s custody.

08/14/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Begin Work To Help Chicago Cops Catch Crooks

A small cadre of reinforcements has arrived for Chicago police, as dozens Illinois State Police troopers have begun their mission of helping track down wanted criminals.

08/14/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Arrive To Help Chicago Cops Catch Fugitives

The aggressive move is underway to get bad guys off the streets in Chicago, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.

08/13/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Troopers Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers On The Kennedy

Illinois State Police surprised a lot of people on the Kennedy Expressway on Friday morning, as they conducted a distracted driving detail to catch people texting or talking on cell phones while they were behind the wheel.

08/01/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

07/30/2014

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State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry Permits

Illinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, the state police said Tuesday, following a flurry of lawsuits from people whose applications were rejected without explanation.

07/16/2014

Jasmine Curry (Family Photo)

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Killed On Dan Ryan Expressway

After losing his first-born daughter and his youngest son to gun violence in less than a year, Pierre Curry said “I’m going to lose my mind.”

07/09/2014

The "Dixmoor Five" were men who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they didn't commit. (CBS)

‘Dixmoor 5′ Settle Lawsuit Against State Police For $40M

Five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police for $40 million.

06/25/2014

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

State Troopers Push Back Against Proposal To Raise Truck Size Limits

Illinois State Police troopers were taking on the trucking industry, over a proposal to add 10 feet and nearly ten tons to trucks on the highways.

06/18/2014

Murder victim Tammy Zywicki (Illinois State Police)

The Unsolved Tammy Zywicki Case: ‘Murder Is Forever,’ Says Former Investigator

A former state investigator believes he knows who killed Tammy Zywicki, more than two decades after the college student was abducted and murdered.

05/23/2014

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Feds To Investigate Death Of Man Beaten By North Chicago Cops

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.

04/09/2014

Texting While Driving

Feds Launch New PSA To Warn Teens Not To Text And Drive

The bold push to save lives gets right to the point in a new public service announcement.

04/03/2014

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