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Leslie Thurow / photo from Illinois State Police

Mount Prospect Woman Charged With DUI After Striking ISP Trooper On I-294

A Mount Prospect woman has been charged with DUI after she struck an Illinois State Police trooper on the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) near west suburban Berkeley Saturday afternoon.

09/06/2014

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Trucker Pleads Not Guilty In Tollway Crash That Killed IDOT Worker

A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges he falsified his logbook, after a crash that killed an IDOT worker and left a state trooper in a coma.

03/03/2014

An Illinois State Police squad car spun out and crashed into the trailer of a tanker truck that was stopped on the shoulder of the Veterans Memorial Tollway on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

State Trooper Crashes Into Parked Tanker Truck On I-355

An Illinois State Trooper escaped serious injuries early Friday, after his squad car spun out and ended up partly stuck under a tanker truck parked on the right shoulder.

02/21/2014

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Prosecutors: Trucker Had Been Working 37 Hours Before Fatal Wreck

Prosecutors said a truck driver accused of causing a fiery crash that killed a tollway worker and critically injured a state trooper had been on the job more than a day-and-a-half, with less than four hours of sleep.

01/29/2014

Renato V. Velasquez. (Credit: State Police)

Driver Charged In I-88 Crash That Killed Tollway Worker

An Illinois Tollway maintenance worker was killed, and an Illinois State Police trooper was injured when a semi-tractor trailer crashed into their vehicles on the Reagan Memorial Tollway near Aurora.

01/27/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police Honor Fallen Trooper With Thanksgiving Patrol

Illinois State Police launched an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort on the state’s roadways Tuesday called Operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop.

11/26/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Wisconsin Trucker Charged In Crash That Killed State Trooper

A truck driver from Wisconsin was set to appear in court on Wednesday to face felony charges in a fiery crash that killed Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter in March.

11/13/2013

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

State Trooper On Service Mission To Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

A District 15 Illinois State Trooper, his wife and friends have returned from a service mission providing supplies and goodwill to the victims of the deadly tornado that touched down in Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 20.

05/31/2013

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 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

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

File Photo (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

State Trooper Injured In Rollover Crash

An Illinois State Trooper was hurt early Monday when he was involved in single-vehicle rollover crash on the South Side.

09/03/2012

Expressway Traffic

Man Gets Into Fight With State Trooper After Being Caught Walking On I-57

An Illinois State Trooper found himself in an unusual situation this morning along Interstate 57 in the southern suburbs

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

I-80 Crash

State Trooper Rescues Woman Before Car Catches Fire

The quick actions of an Illinois state trooper likely saved the life of a woman whose car started smoking after hitting a toll booth on Interstate 80 overnight.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012