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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

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

A photo from Ethan Asofsky's Facebook profile. (Supplied to CBS)

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

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