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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

Terry Gainer, Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate, escorts President Barack Obama through the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Terry Gainer Retiring As U.S. Senate Sergeant At Arms

A Chicago native who has been a top law enforcement officer on Capitol Hill for more than a decade will be retiring in a couple months.

03/26/2014

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Two Concealed Carry Instructors Decertified After Complaints

Illinois State Police received complaints in January from the public alleging the instructors were awarding certificates to students who had not completed the required 16 hours of training required by law.

03/18/2014

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No Charges After Cops Shoot, Kill Armed Man In Batavia

The Illinois State Police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office have concluded their investigation into the officer-related shooting death of a west suburban Batavia man last July.

03/05/2014

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About 100 Concealed Carry Permits Denied Based On Objections

A state licensing board has rejected about half of the concealed carry applications it has reviewed based on law enforcement objections — but those applications represent a tiny fraction of the total number filed.

03/04/2014

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Illinois State Police Mail First Wave Of Concealed-Carry Permits

About 46,000 applications have been received so far, police said, putting the state on track to receive nearly 300,000 applications this year — about 100,000 fewer than the agency’s original projections.

02/28/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

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Concealed Carry Applications Open For Instructors

The Illinois State Police say they opened the application process on Wednesday so instructors can apply in advance of the Jan. 5 deadline.

12/18/2013

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

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State Police Honor Fallen Trooper With Thanksgiving Patrol

Illinois State Police launched an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort on the state’s roadways Tuesday called Operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop.

11/26/2013

Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Delays Plague State Crime Lab

Piles of evidence, critical to getting criminals off the street, sits at the Illinois State Police crime lab. Major delays in testing frustrate crime victims and means some dangerous offenders remain free. Dave Savini and the CBS 2 Investigators look into these delays in this original report.

11/20/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Wisconsin Trucker Charged In Crash That Killed State Trooper

A truck driver from Wisconsin was set to appear in court on Wednesday to face felony charges in a fiery crash that killed Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter in March.

11/13/2013

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State Police Issue More Than 100 Tickets For Texting While Driving

Authorities say texting while driving is unsafe, irresponsible and its consequences can be devastating.

09/30/2013

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State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry Training

Illinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors — most from northern Illinois — have been approved to train them.

09/24/2013

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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Illinois State Troopers To Get Camera-Equipped Stun Guns

For the first time, the agency is preparing to outfit every patrol trooper and sergeant with the so-called “non-lethal” weapons, which can immobilize a person with a high-voltage charge.

09/18/2013

Hammond Carjacking Leads To Chase, Crash In Chicago

A state trooper saw a vehicle connected with an earlier Hammond carjacking and notified Chicago police, who helped Hammond police chase the vehicle.

09/06/2013

Road Work

State Police Speed Cameras To Be Watching I-57 Work Zone

Illinois State Troopers will be using a mobile speed camera van on I-57 on Tuesday to enforce work zone speed limits.

09/03/2013

Texting While Driving

Officer: Results Of Texting While Driving Detail ‘Very Alarming’

Illinois State Police recently set out to determine whether texting while driving is as big a problem as they thought, and one officer said he was pretty surprised by what they found.

08/30/2013

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