Illinois State Police

6:17 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Snow Plow Shot in Southern Illinois

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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.

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6:19 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Illinois State Police Seize 70 lbs of Cannabis


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. 

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11:39 am
Fri May 16, 2014

UPDATE: Man Detained in Cairo Robbery Identified, Charged With Firearm Possession

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

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7:27 am
Fri November 15, 2013

IL State Police Opening Firing Ranges To Hunters

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.

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Gun Laws
7:31 am
Tue October 1, 2013

IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training

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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.

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6:55 am
Mon September 30, 2013

IL State Police Struggling Over Gun Permits

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.

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8:40 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Tamms Leaks Investigated

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's an "ongoing investigation into criminal activity," but she didn't go in to detail. However, an employee at Tamms said investigators tried to interview several workers there yesterday and most didn't agree to answer questions.