Latest Illinois State Police Stories

2014-04-23 12:21:03

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three up-and-coming leaders in various fields of law enforcement have been selected by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) as the "Rising Shields of Law Enforcement"( )for their leadership in advancing the field. Sgt. Scott Eisenmenger (Buffalo Grove Police Department), Corrections Officer Dante Brown (Lake County Sheriff's Office) and Master Sergeant Margaret McGreal (Illinois State Police, District Chicago) were...

2014-03-13 23:28:59

A transportation accident negligence lawsuit has been filed by the family of State Trooper Douglas Balder, husband and father of two, and his wife, Kimberli. Balder suffered second and third degree burns over much of his body and multiple broken bones after a semi hit his vehicle causing it to burst into flames, according to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court (1) by the law firm of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) Partner Elizabeth Kaveny. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A...

2011-07-13 09:13:00

CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual report released this month by the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that Illinois State Police troopers continued to ask motorists of color for permission to search their car without cause at a higher rate than white drivers during 2010. The report documents that the pattern identified by the ACLU of Illinois in its complaint recently filed with the U.S. Department of Justice continued in 2010. Hispanic motorists were...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noting that the Illinois State Police (ISP) are not responding to lawful requests for documents under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois today asked a state court in Chicago to compel the police agency to turn over records about the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center (STIC). STIC is Illinois' "fusion center," an entity that integrates the gathering, storage, sharing, and...

2010-05-07 16:12:00

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): The Illinois State Police (ISP) are in danger of losing a $1.5 Million federal grant designed to upgrade outdated firearm background check computer systems. The reason that the ISP are in danger of losing this grant is because Rep. Harry Osterman (D-Chicago) has refused to bring SB 3421 to the House floor for debate and a vote. SB 3421 would bring crucial reforms to...

2008-07-31 03:00:25

By Gordon, Kevin As Internet crimes continue to grow, so does the need for law enforcement's response and proper investigation of such crimes. Anyone in the law enforcement field knows how difficult it can be to investigate these crimes, not to mention the additional resources and personnel needed. Illinois addressed this with the creation of a statewide Internet Crimes Unit, which is under the authority of the Illinois State Police. This is one of the nation's largest state teams dedicated...

2008-07-02 09:00:04

By DANIEL YOVICH By Daniel Yovich The Associated Press GRANITE CITY, Ill. An ex-convict who police believe killed eight people in two states and who was the subject of a multistate manhunt was found Tuesday evening in southwestern Illinois, authorities said. Illinois State Police caught Nicholas T. Sheley, 28, in Granite City, about 10 miles north of St. Louis, said FBI spokeswoman Kelly Brennan. She didn't elaborate on the arrest. A spokeswoman with the Granite City Police...

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