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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

The "Dixmoor Five" were men who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they didn't commit. (CBS)

‘Dixmoor 5′ Sue Over Wrongful Rape, Murder Convictions

Once, they were teenagers — convicted of the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor. Now, the “Dixmoor Five” are adults: freed from prison by DNA, and they are suing authorities who investigated the case.

10/17/2012

Aneta M. Marsek, 33, of Volo, Ill. and her two children – four-month-old Macenzie and Chevelle, 2 -- have been missing since Saturday, police say. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Pond Searches Turn Up Nothing In Disappearance Of Mom And 2 Kids

Volo resident Aneta M. Marsek, 33, was reported missing, along with her daughters, Chevelle, 2, and four-month-old Macenzie, earlier this week.

10/12/2012

Aneta M. Marsek, 33, of Volo, Ill. and her two children – four-month-old Macenzie and Chevelle, 2 -- have been missing since Saturday, police say. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Police Seek Missing Mother And Her 2 Children

Aneta M. Marsek, 33, of Volo, Ill. and her two children – Chevelle, 2, and four-month-old Macenzie – have not been seen since Saturday evening, family members told Lake County sheriff’s police.

10/11/2012

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Cops To Be Out In Force To Catch Drunk Drivers On Labor Day Weekend

Illinois safety officials have a new Labor Day mantra, as they try to stem the state’s rising highway death toll.

WBBM Newsradio–08/29/2012

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Police To Target Drunken Drivers Statewide During Labor Day Holiday

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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Cops Targeting ‘Rogue Rider’ Bikers On Local Highways

We’ve all been there: rolling down the expressway when a group of motorcycles speed past, darting between cars.

CBS 2–08/14/2012

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State Honors Top State Troopers

The Officer of the Year for the Illinois State Police is proficient at racking up DUI and other traffic arrests, but he’s modest about it.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

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State Police Going After ‘Rogue’ Motorcycle Riders On Edens Expressway

Illinois State Police are teaming up with Skokie and Lincolnwood police to try to catch “rogue riders” – people who recklessly drive racing motorcycles on the Edens Expressway.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2012

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Lincoln Tollway Oasis On Tri-State Closed After Armed Robbery

Illinois State Police have closed the Lincoln Tollway Oasis on the Tri-State (I-294), as they investigate an armed robbery.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Illinois State Police said three people were killed when a semi-trailer truck crashed into a car, then flipped over, in unincorporated Kendall County near Oswego. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Teen Driver In Fatal Kendall County Crash ‘Not Paying Attention’

Illinois State Police said it appears a teenage driver wasn’t paying attention when he pulled in front of a semi-trailer truck on Monday in Kendall County, causing a wreck that killed him and his two teenage passengers.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Visible chunks of the concrete facade are missing from the Independence Boulevard overpass over the Eisenhower Expressway, after two cars were damaged by falling concrete on May 14, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

2 Cars Damaged By Falling Concrete On Eisenhower

Two cars were damaged by falling concrete on the Eisenhower Expressway on Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

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Wrong-Way Driver Makes It Almost 10 Miles On I-90

An Illinois state maintenance worker is credited with stopping a wrong-way driver on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.

04/10/2012

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State Police: 1 Person Dead, 2 Hurt In Crash On I-355

A 17-year-old girl was killed in a three-vehicle crash Saturday morning on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) near west suburban Downers Grove, state police said.

04/08/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect’s Charges

New questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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)

Prosecutors: Cops ‘Acted Reasonably’ In Police Beating

Lake County prosecutors have decided not to seek criminal charges against North Chicago police officers in connection to the death of a man who was involved in a violent confrontation with police last November.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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