Illinois State Police
In response to a rise in shootings on Chicago area expressways, Illinois State Police on Wednesday announced plans to fortify special patrols aimed at reduce the violence.
Three state police units and three from the Illinois Department of Transportation drove the Queen of Soul and her entourage to their hotel.
Juan Lopez is charged with two counts home invasion and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm for an incident that happened last year, while he was off duty, the Illinois State Police said in a news release Thursday.
The crash happened around 3:40 a.m., when an Illinois State Police trooper was conducing nightly lane closures for road construction work in the northbound lanes near 1st Avenue in southwest suburban Summit. Thirteen vehicles were stopped on the Stevenson, when a truck plowed into them.
Three people suffered minor injuries early Friday, when someone in another vehicle shot up their car on the Dan Ryan Expressway, the 19th shooting so far this year on Chicago area expressways, matching last year’s total for the entire year.
A new AMBER Alert system that state officials have been using for several months has made it quicker to get the word out about missing children.
The police agency announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized what it calls its Unmanned Aircraft System program. The announcement says the program “is not being implemented for surveillance purposes.”
Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the licenses Monday after conducting an internal review that noted flaws in former Gov. Pat Quinn’s handling of the license process. But Rauner’s announcement didn’t mention the lack of national criminal background checks for the new industry he’d just launched.
The Akita dogs were spotted along the shoulder of the Bishop Ford near 115th Street around 6 a.m. Illinois State Police said a woman and her daughter had been searching for the dogs all night, and when they learned the dogs were on the Bishop Ford, the daughter drove to get them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three people took 8-month-old Samiyah Nichols from Memphis about 4:15 a.m. Friday, according to Illinois State Police.
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.
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.
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.
The aggressive move is underway to get bad guys off the streets in Chicago, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.