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Illinois State Police

Survey: Illinois Cities, Counties With the Most DUI Arrests in 2015

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.06.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists recently released its 26th annual survey of drunken driving arrests in Illinois. Nearly 700 police departm...

Map Shows Where Meth Production is Most Prevalent in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.20.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The number of Illinois meth lab incidents are on the rise, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Meth production has plagued the Mi...

Which Illinois Counties Have the Most Concealed Carry Permits?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.16.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois became the last state in the union to legalized the carrying of concealed weapons nearly two years ago. The Illinois State Police began issuing concealed carry licenses to residents in the spring of 2014.

12 Unsolved Murders in Illinois since 1974

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While it is the job of police in Illinois to solve crimes committed in the state, not every crime ends with an explanation and a conviction. The Illinois State Police has a list of 24 unsolved murders since September 1974, in hopes that it may lead to new information, tips or leads from the public.

State Trooper Helping Motorist Struck, Killed By Semi On Tollway

Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

A young Illinois State Police officer with a record of helping others was tragically killed late Thursday after he was struck by a semi-trailer on the...

Mentally Unfit Residents Obtaining Guns Due To Broken Screening Process

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

A recent audit of Firearm Owner Identification card applications in Illinois found that huge communication gaps have allowed individuals deemed mental...

Family Of Pedestrian Killed On Ike To Sue State Police

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

The family of a woman killed early last Friday while walking on the Eisenhower Expressway has filed a discovery lawsuit seeking evidence, including vi...

New Police Report: State Trooper Used Racial Slur, Got In Bar Fight

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

After several reports showed a disturbing trend of racial discrimination by Illinois State Police officers, a Carlinville police report now alleges th...

Will Guzzardi

New Data Shows Racial Bias Continues At State Police | Will Guzzardi | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

A new set of data from the University of Illinois at Chicago confirms a pattern of racial bias in traffic stops that has focused scrutiny on the Illin...

Quinn Signs Law To Keep Gun Owner Names Private

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2011 | Chicago

After months of heated debate, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday signed a law that will keep the names of licensed gun owners private. The l...

Will Guzzardi

Quinn Calls For Inquiry Into State Police Racial Bias | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is calling for an internal inquiry into the way the Illinois State Police approach searching drivers, following an ACLU re...

Will Guzzardi

State Police Accused Of 'Striking' Racial Bias In Traffic Stops | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois branch of the American Civil Liberties Union petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, asking the department to investigate t...

Naked Man Hospitalized After Streaking Across Ike

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police detained a naked man early who apparently set fire to a sign before running onto the Blue Line L tracks and streaking across the Eisenhower Exp...

Road Rage: One Dead, One Critically Wounded In Shooting On The Stevenson

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A shooting on the Stevenson Expressway early this morning that left a passenger dead and his driver critically wounded stemmed from a fight at a downt...

Security Company Loses No-Bid State Contract After Investigation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A security company that has been paid nearly $2 million in taxpayer funds to help do criminal-background checks on nursing home residents has had its ...

Woman Who Hit Trooper Was On Her Cell Phone, Cops Say

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman who struck and seriously injured an Illinois state police trooper on the Dan Ryan Expressway was using her cell phone and ignored warnings fro...

Man Busted By State Police With A Bed Made Of Weed

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hung The Truong of Quincy, Massachusetts, was charged with cannabis trafficking after Illinois state troopers stopped his U-Haul truck and found 102 p...

Illinois State Building In Skokie Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services building in north suburban Skokie was evacuated Thursday morning when a bomb threat was called i...

Two Tons Of Marijuana Seized In A Record Bust

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday night, Illinois State Police stopped a semitrailer truck on Interstate 57 in Tuscola, a town about 30 miles south of Champaign. A drug-snif...

$9 Million In Marijuana Found In West Suburban Warehouse | Jobsanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Police discovered more than $9 million worth of marijuana while searching a west suburban warehouse last week and arrested four people ...

Cop: Mistakes Were Made In Savio's Death Investigation

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A retired Illinois state police sergeant admitted there were numerous shortcomings in his investigation that concluded the death of Drew Peterson's th...

Assault Victim Crusading To Expand Sex Offender Registry

CBS 2 | Dave Savini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to Illinois State Police officials, 11,000 sex offenders were removed from the state registry just in the last two years....

Botched Search Warrant Negates Drug Convictions

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When police charged into the building with a battering ram, their search warrant authorized them to smash open the door of Apartment D at the top of t...

The Fear Behind Our Fears of the Formerly Incarcerated

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

In Illinois, when we're talking about ex-offenders, we're really talking about black men. And it's possible that the race of an ex-offender will tell you more about their chances of finding work than their criminal history.

Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent Resigns

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent has resigned, effective immediately. In a statement issued Friday, Trent says "it was time for a change to...