Latest Illinois State Police News

Victim in warehouse shooting sues Illinois State Police

Mar. 8, 2019 3:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the people injured in a deadly warehouse shooting last month sued Illinois State Police on Friday, saying authorities wrongly let the gunman purchase the weapon used in the attack. Henry Pratt Co. employee Timothy Williams is seeking $2 million, claiming pain, suffering, disability...

Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

Mar. 8, 2019 12:31 AM EST

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested hours...

The Latest: Man charged with murder in deputy's shooting

Mar. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EST

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff's deputy has been charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors in Winnebago County in northern Illinois had issued a warrant against Floyd E. Brown for...

Records: 75 percent of revoked Illinois gun licenses ignored

Feb. 22, 2019 12:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 75 percent of the people who received gun license revocations last year in Illinois ignored the notices, Illinois State Police said. State police issued a report late Thursday in response to questions about the gunman who fatally shot five co-workers at a suburban Chicago warehouse...

Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

Feb. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The family of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse is offering condolences to the victims' families, with one relative saying "we deeply apologize" for the killings. Gary Martin , 45, died Friday in a shootout with police after he killed...

The Latest: Governor says reviewing lapse in retrieving gun

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says his administration is reviewing how the gunman who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago business had a weapon despite a felony conviction. Gary...

2 dead after kidnapping, police chase in Missouri, Illinois

Feb. 13, 2019 4:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and their 10-year-old daughter then killing a man during an attempted carjacking was shot to death following a police chase through Missouri and Illinois, authorities said Wednesday. The chase began Tuesday evening in Jefferson City,...

2 suburban Chicago freeway shootings aren't believed linked

Feb. 7, 2019 10:07 AM EST

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they don't believe there's a connection between shootings several hours apart on a suburban Chicago highway in which a longtime postal worker was killed and three other people were wounded. Illinois State Police announced the update Wednesday, saying that...

The Latest: Postal worker among 4 shot on Illinois freeway

Feb. 5, 2019 3:04 PM EST

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on shootings along an interstate in suburban Chicago (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service says a woman who was fatally shot along an interstate in suburban Chicago was a longtime postal worker. The woman was shot Monday evening, several hours after a...

1 dead, 3 wounded in shootings along same Illinois freeway

Feb. 5, 2019 2:21 PM EST

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A longtime postal worker was fatally shot while driving in suburban Chicago several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys, authorities said Tuesday. Illinois State Police declined to say whether investigators believe the two Monday...