Latest Illinois State Police News

Illinois speaker defends handling of sexual misconduct probe

Feb. 4, 2020 11:02 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan on Tuesday defended his office’s handling of a sexual misconduct investigation into former Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks. The allegations against Franks date back to 2016, and Madigan said his actions were designed to protect an...

State Police search Madigan's office as part of Franks case

Jan. 31, 2020 10:06 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police executed a search warrant at House Speaker Michael Madigan state Capitol offices this week as part of an investigation into sexual misconduct, stalking and other allegations against former state Rep. Jack Franks. Police justified the search warrant, executed...

A car is parked by the sign of a Humidor cigar lounge in Lisle, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper before turning the gun on herself at the cigar lounge Friday night, in the Chicago suburbs, police said.  (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Threatening message found in condo of woman who shot 3

Jan. 28, 2020 8:20 AM EST

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A cryptic and threatening message has been found written on the wall of a condominium belonging to a woman who fatally shot a retired Illinois State Trooper and wounded two other men at a suburban Chicago cigar lounge, authorities said. The phrase "I hate you ... hope you two...

A car is parked by the sign of a Humidor cigar lounge in Lisle, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper before turning the gun on herself at the cigar lounge Friday night, in the Chicago suburbs, police said.  (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar

Jan. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EST

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said. The shooting at the Humidor Cigar Lounge in Lisle was...

Suburban police officer charged with DUI after fatal crash

Jan. 20, 2020 3:07 PM EST

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after she was involved in a traffic crash in which another police officer riding with her was killed. Joliet Police Officer Erin Zilka, 35, was driving on Interstate 55 early Sunday in Will County when...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

Dec. 30, 2019 3:49 PM EST

Dec. 28, 2019 Rockford Register-Star New year will bring more taxing times to Illinoisans The next time you think lawmakers should DO SOMETHING to make things better for you and me, consider this: More than 250 new laws will take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them will hit you in the pocketbook. It...