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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

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Police To Step Up DUI Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend will be one of bacchanalian revelry for many, and police are warning those who partake to bring a designated driver.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2012

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

Family Of Woman Who Walked Onto Eisenhower Sues State Police

A lawsuit is being filed Thursday against Illinois State Police and the Village of Westchester for the handling of a woman’s drunken driving arrest last September.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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State Troopers Rescue Woman From Burning SUV

A 34-year-old woman is facing drunken driving charges, after two Illinois State Police troopers were injured while pulling her out of her burning sport-utility vehicle on I-94 in Dolton over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

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)

Family Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Shooting By Calumet City Cops

About 10 people marched with the family of 15-year-old Stephon Watts Saturday, demanding sanctions against the Calumet City police officers who shot the autistic teen to death.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

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)

Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man’s Death

It’s been months since a 45-year-old man died one week after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him during an arrest, but Lake County authorities have yet to issue an autopsy report. Attorneys said Wednesday an independent autopsy proves Darrin Hanna died from police brutality.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

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.

02/12/2012

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.

02/11/2012

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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

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