Illinois State Police
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.
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.
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.
The Illinois State Police say they opened the application process on Wednesday so instructors can apply in advance of the Jan. 5 deadline.
Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities say texting while driving is unsafe, irresponsible and its consequences can be devastating.
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.
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.
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.
A state trooper saw a vehicle connected with an earlier Hammond carjacking and notified Chicago police, who helped Hammond police chase the vehicle.
Illinois State Troopers will be using a mobile speed camera van on I-57 on Tuesday to enforce work zone speed limits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man was killed when a pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi truck early Tuesday on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon.