Illinois State Police

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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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

File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

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

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

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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