Illinois State Police

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The Illinois Senate has approved another plan to regulate firearms dealers after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a similar plan in March.

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A woman and two children are dead following a three-vehicle collision in Southern Illinois Thursday morning. 

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Illinois State Police say there was a steep drop in fatal traffic crashes over the Labor Day weekend this year compared with last year.


Illinois State Police say troopers issued more than 1,000 distracted driving citations during a weeklong enforcement campaign.


Four people were arrested Monday following the shooting of an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow.

The truck was plowing Interstate 24 in Massac County when the driver reported being shot at by an SUV with tinted windows. No one was injured, but the bullets shattered the vent windows on the truck.

Illinois State Police Seize 70 lbs of Cannabis

May 20, 2014

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. 


UPDATE: Police have identified and charged the man detained in connection to last night’s deadly bank robbery in downtown Cairo.


Hunters will get to use Illinois State Police firing ranges to test fire and sight their shotguns in anticipation of deer hunting season.

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.

They're located in Joliet, LaSalle, Macomb, Pawnee and Pittsfield.


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.

It includes firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm and transportation of a firearm.


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.

A new law allows the carrying of concealed weapons. Police estimate there'll be 400,000 applications for "carry" permits in the first year.