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Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry In Illinois

A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public instead of waiting months for the state to outline the permitting process under its new concealed carry law.

07/29/2013

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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

Dr. Anthony Garcia (Credit: Omaha Police Dept.)

Indiana Doctor Arrested Downstate For 4 Nebraska Murders

An Indiana doctor who was fired from a Nebraska medical school more than a decade ago has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people with ties to the school in two separate attacks five years apart.

07/16/2013

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Higher Speed Limit Might Cost State Ticket Revenue

If Indiana is any indicator, it might end up costing the state of Illinois much-needed revenue if the governor signs off on legislation to raise the speed limit on most Interstate highways and tollways to 70 mph.

07/09/2013

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Man Killed When Pickup Hits Semi On I-55

A man was killed when a pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi truck early Tuesday on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon.

06/11/2013

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Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner Applications

Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.

05/09/2013

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

2 Investigators: State Police Retirees Draw Six-Figure Pensions

Retire at 50 and collect more than $100,000 a year – that’s the plan for a special group of state workers. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

04/29/2013

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Illinois Senate Concealed Carry Proposal To Get Overhaul

Illinois Senate legislation touted as a compromise between Chicagoans weary of street violence and gun owners eager to legally carry concealed weapons elsewhere appears more restrictive than promised, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. It will be redrafted before it’s even filed, a spokeswoman said Monday.

04/29/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Trucker Fell Asleep In Crash That Killed Trooper: Report

The truck driver involved in the fiery Tri-State Tollway crash last month that killed an Illinois State Police trooper allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel before the truck he was driving veered out of its lane, according to a report obtained by the Sun-Times.

04/26/2013

Brittney Luark, 23, seen with her two children Brantley Ralston, 1, and Nolan Ralston, 5, was killed in downstate Manchester on April 24, 2013. Her boyfriend, James Roy Ralston, 29, (upper right) also was killed. Her older son is also seen in the lower right panel. Luark's grandmother, 67-year-old Jo Ann Sinclair, not pictured, also was killed. (Credit: Facebook)

Police: Gunman In Downstate Murders Had Dispute With Victim

The man suspected of storming into a south-central Illinois home and killing five members of the same family had a dispute with one of his alleged victims, but authorities Thursday were trying to determine if it was related to custody of a child.

04/25/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Trooper James Sauter Remembered For Smile ‘The Size Of Mt. Rushmore’

Hundreds of police officers packed into a Palos Heights church on Tuesday for the funeral of Trooper James Sauter, who was killed last week when a semi-trailer truck slammed into his patrol car.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

Illinois State Police personnel comfort each other at the visitation of James Sauter. (CBS)

Comrades Pay Respects To Fallen State Trooper

James Sauter died Thursday night when a semi-tractor-trailer truck slammed into his state police cruiser on the Tri-State Tollway.

04/01/2013

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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Illinois Gun Buyers Now Waiting More Than 60 Days For FOID Card

More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.

03/27/2013

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U Of I Student Saved After Being Pinned By Car On I-57: ‘It’s An Absolute Miracle’

An Illinois State Police trooper helped save a University of Illinois student’s life during the snowstorm in central Illinois on Monday, when he and two other men lifted a car off the young man after he’d been hit by a car along I-57.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

NIU Campus

FBI Agents, State Police Raid NIU Police Station

FBI agents, state police, and other law enforcement officials were at the Northern Illinois University campus on Wednesday to execute a search warrant.

03/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.

12/18/2012

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Bridge Named In Honor Of State Trooper

A bridge that was the scene of a state trooper’s death 15 years ago has been re-named in his honor.

12/18/2012

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Pedestrian, State Trooper Hurt On I-55 Near Lemont

A pedestrian and an Illinois State Police trooper were hospitalized after a “serious traffic crash” on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Lemont.

11/16/2012

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DeKalb Prosecutor Asks State Police To Investigate NIU Cops In Rape Case

The accused in that rape case is a former NIU police officer, Andrew Rifkin. He was charged with sexually assaulting a student last year and then fired by the NIU Police Department.

11/05/2012

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