Illinois State Police http://wkms.org en Illinois State Police Seize 70 lbs of Cannabis http://wkms.org/post/illinois-state-police-seize-70-lbs-cannabis <p>Illinois State Police recovered approximately 70 pounds of cannabis on a routine traffic stop. A State Trooper made the discovery while issuing a speed violation on I-57 in Pulaski County for a vehicle with two individuals.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:19:51 +0000 Troy Taylor 40679 at http://wkms.org Illinois State Police Seize 70 lbs of Cannabis UPDATE: Man Detained in Cairo Robbery Identified, Charged With Firearm Possession http://wkms.org/post/update-man-detained-cairo-robbery-identified-charged-firearm-possession <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police have identified and charged the man detained in connection to last night’s deadly bank robbery in downtown Cairo.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:39:03 +0000 Rob Canning 40610 at http://wkms.org UPDATE: Man Detained in Cairo Robbery Identified, Charged With Firearm Possession IL State Police Opening Firing Ranges To Hunters http://wkms.org/post/il-state-police-opening-firing-ranges-hunters <p></p><p>Hunters will get to use Illinois State Police firing ranges to test fire and sight their shotguns in anticipation of deer hunting season.</p><p>Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said yesterday five ranges will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.</p><p>They're located in Joliet, LaSalle, Macomb, Pawnee and Pittsfield. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:27:02 +0000 The Associated Press 36599 at http://wkms.org IL State Police Opening Firing Ranges To Hunters IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training http://wkms.org/post/il-state-police-oks-concealed-carry-training <p></p><p>Illinois State Police has posted on its website a list of approved concealed carry firearms training curricula. The list has all skills required by the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.</p><p>It includes firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm and transportation of a firearm. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:31:13 +0000 The Associated Press 35346 at http://wkms.org IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training IL State Police Struggling Over Gun Permits http://wkms.org/post/il-state-police-struggling-over-gun-permits <p></p><p>The Illinois State Police continues to struggle with a backlog of applications for gun ownership. So it remains to be seen how they can handle an influx of requests for permits to carry concealed weapons. The department has 49,000 applications for Firearm Owners Identification cards awaiting approval.</p><p>A new law allows the carrying of concealed weapons. Police estimate there&#39;ll be 400,000 applications for &quot;carry&quot; permits in the first year. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:55:17 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 35299 at http://wkms.org IL State Police Struggling Over Gun Permits Tamms Leaks Investigated http://wkms.org/post/tamms-leaks-investigated <p>Illinois State Police have launched a criminal investigation at the Tamms Correctional Center following leaks to reporters about the process of closing the prison. Spokeswoman Monique Bond said there&#39;s an &quot;ongoing investigation into criminal activity,&quot; but she didn&#39;t go in to detail. However, an employee at Tamms said investigators tried to interview several workers there yesterday and most didn&#39;t agree to answer questions.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:40:49 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 20415 at http://wkms.org Tamms Leaks Investigated