Illinois State Police
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.
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.
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.
James Sauter died Thursday night when a semi-tractor-trailer truck slammed into his state police cruiser on the 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.
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.
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.
FBI agents, state police, and other law enforcement officials were at the Northern Illinois University campus on Wednesday to execute a search warrant.
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.
A bridge that was the scene of a state trooper’s death 15 years ago has been re-named in his honor.
A pedestrian and an Illinois State Police trooper were hospitalized after a “serious traffic crash” on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Lemont.
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.
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.
Volo resident Aneta M. Marsek, 33, was reported missing, along with her daughters, Chevelle, 2, and four-month-old Macenzie, earlier this week.
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.
Illinois safety officials have a new Labor Day mantra, as they try to stem the state’s rising highway death toll.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”
We’ve all been there: rolling down the expressway when a group of motorcycles speed past, darting between cars.
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.
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.