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File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by David Silverman/Newsmakers)

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

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

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

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

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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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

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

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

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

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

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