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Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Funeral Held For Autistic Teen Shot & Killed By Calumet City Cops

More than 700 people attended a funeral service in Dolton for the 15-year-old boy with autism who was shot to death February first by Calumet City Police.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Daniel C. Clark, 32, of Chicago, is charged with one count each of aggravated DUI involving death and aggravated DUI involving great bodily harm in a crash that killed a person who was sitting in an Illinois State Police car on the Eisenhower Expressway. A state trooper was also hurt in the crash.

$1M Bond In DUI Crash That Killed Passenger, Hurt Trooper

A Chicago man charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into a parked State Police car, killing a civilian keeping warm inside after a crash, was ordered held on $1 million Sunday in DuPage County.


Daniel C. Clark, 32, faces one count of aggravated DUI involving death and one count of aggravated DUI involving great bodily harm for a crash that killed another motorist and injured an Illinois State Police trooper. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Driver Charged For Crash That Killed A Man, Injured State Trooper

Officials filed charges against a motorist accused of killing a man and hurting an Illinois State Police trooper Saturday in a wreck on the Eisenhower Expressway in west suburban Addison.


Iryana Vaughn

Missing Racine Girl, Father Found In Chicago; Mother Slain

A missing 2-year-old girl from Racine, Wis., was found with her father on the city’s Southeast Side Wednesday morning, after the girl’s mother was killed in a homicide.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Robert Buchanan, a former Cook County corrections officer, is charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in 1997. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Rape Victim Sues Harvey Over Untested Rape Kit

A 25-year-old woman whose rape kit went untested for 10 years sues the city of Harvey.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago

Significantly more Chicagoans are arming themselves with guns.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Illinois State Police Crown Victoria Interceptor (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Drunk Wrong-Way Driver Nearly Hits State Trooper

A wrong-way driver was arrested early Monday morning after nearly hitting a state trooper making a traffic stop on the Kennedy Expressway.


File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

1 Hospitalized In Crash On Kennedy

One person was hospitalized early Tuesday after a crash on the Kennedy Expressway.


Sergio Galez-Delira apologizes for driving the wrong way on the Edens Expressway earlier this week. (CBS)

Wrong-Way Edens Driver Apologizes For Jeopardizing Motorists

The 24-year-old Glenview man charged with driving the wrong way on the Edens Expressway while drunk earlier this week apologized Friday for putting other motorists in jeopardy.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

Illinois State Police Crown Victoria Interceptor (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Drunk Driver Goes 11 Miles In Wrong Direction On Edens

A 24-year-old man was arrested for drunk driving early Thursday morning after driving 11 miles in the wrong direction on the Edens Expressway through Chicago and the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Stacy And Drew Peterson

Peterson: Missing Woman Found In California Proves Stacy Could Be Alive

Drew Peterson says Illinois State Police need to apologize to him for suggesting he might have killed his fourth wife, Stacy.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011


Three Dead In New Lenox Crash

Two men and a woman, all southwest suburban Crest Hill residents in their 20s, are dead after the car they were traveling in struck construction equipment on Interstate 80 in New Lenox early Saturday.


File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Bill Encourages Combat Veterans To Join State Police

The Illinois State Police are looking for a few good men and women.

WBBM Newsradio–11/14/2011

Diana Paz, left, with her sister Maria Paz. (Family Photo)

Family Sues State Police After Woman Killed On Ike

The family of a Chicago woman who was struck and killed on the Eisenhower Expressway last week has filed a lawsuit against Illinois State Police, who dropped the woman off at a gas station a couple hours after she was arrested for drunk driving.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Anti-DUI Campaign

Police Warn Drivers To Stay Safe And Sober For Holiday Weekend

Many Chicagoans will be hitting the road for the last holiday weekend of the summer Friday, and police will be out in force to make sure the roads stay safe.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

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State Police Say They Weren’t To Blame For Deadly Motorcycle Crash

Illinois State Police say contrary to an accusation, a state trooper did not cause a crash that left a motorcyclist dead last week on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Click It Or Ticket? Police May Just Give You Warning

Two months after Illinois began requiring that all passengers wear seat belts, the head of the state police is giving troopers some wiggle room in enforcement.


(Peter Dawson/ Getty Images)

Friends: State Police Caused Deadly Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway over the weekend, but there are differing stories being told about what caused the accident.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Three people were killed when this Chevy Cavalier was rear-ended after it stalled in the center lane of the Bishop Ford Freeway and it was rear-ended by an SUV on Aug. 28, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

3 Killed In Crash On Bishop Ford Freeway

A woman, her son and another man were killed Sunday morning when their car was rear-ended by an SUV while they were stopped in the center lane of the Bishop Ford Freeway.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2011

File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

State Trooper Injured In Dan Ryan Crash

An Illinois State Police trooper was hospitalized with minor injuries Wednesday morning, following a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011