Illinois State Police


49,000 Awaiting FOID Card Approval in Illinois

Illinois State Police anticipate 400,000 applications for concealed-carry permits in year one.


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ISP OK’s Instructors For Concealed-Carry Training

Illinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors most from northern Illinois have been approved to train them.


The Effingham County State's Attorney's Office will file First Degree Murder charges against Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Illinois on Wednesday.

Uncle of Willow Long Faces Murder Charges

Authorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.


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Police: Metro East Drug Sweep Nabs 58

At a press conference Thursday announcing the capture and charges of more than 58 people, Kelly said the area is “in a state of lawlessness.”


The entrance to Horseshoe Lake State Park in Pontoon Beach, Illinois (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Body Found in Horseshoe Lake

Authorities say foul play is suspected.



3 Arrested For Chili’s Armed Robbery, Police Chase

Police arrived at a Chili’s restaurant just before 9:30 last night on N. Illinois St. in Fairview Heights. Witnesses there said three masked men, two armed with guns, entered the restaurant.


Financial Issues May End Washington Park Police

Washington Park Police Department may disband in hopes to save money.


Photo KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Ex-Trooper Blamed in Deadly Crash Seeks Driver’s License

The former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell is seeking to regain his driving privileges after a deadly crash in 2007.



East St. Louis Man Accused Of Driving Into 2 Cops

Man charged with driving into a secured crime scene and hitting officers.


Photo: KMOX

Illinois Police Uncover 100 Kilos of Cocaine in Pick-Up Truck

Illinois State Police narcotics agents received a tip that a truck believed to be carrying drugs was heading toward Chicago





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