Current Press Releases

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE THE CREATION OF THE STATEWIDE EXPRESSWAY SHOOTING DASHBOARD

The Illinois State Police (ISP) has unveiled an interactive Statewide Expressway Shooting (SES) dashboard which contains current and historical data regarding reported expressway shooting incidents on all expressways in Illinois. The ISP created this tool to provide not only data but also as context to expressway shootings reported in Illinois.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CONFIRMS IDENTITY OF DECEASED

On Jan. 24, 2022, at approximately 125 p.m., off-duty Trooper Antonio Alvarez 6747 and Amanda Alvarez, a 31-year old female of Chicago, IL were found inside of a non-department issued vehicle in the 11000 block of South Avenue East, Chicago, IL with injuries from gunfire. Trooper Alvarez and the female were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE RELEASE UPDATED STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF BRADLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER TYLER BAILEY

Twenty-three days ago, we also got the heart-wrenching call that Tyler was involved in this senseless shooting and poised ourselves to hear that we may never see him again.

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Illinois State Police Announce First Year Success of New Crime Reporting System

The Illinois State Police is pleased to announce since becoming certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 1, 2021, over 300 law enforcement agencies have converted to the new Illinois Crime Reporting Program's National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ASSIST LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITH ARRESTS FOR ARMED ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HIJACKING

Illinois State Police (ISP) Troopers assisted the Calumet City Police Department (CCPD) in the arrest of two suspects wanted for Armed Robbery and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) in the arrest of three suspects wanted for a vehicular hijacking.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DIRECTOR BRENDAN F. KELLY ADDRESSES VIOLENCE AGAINST BRADLEY POLICE OFFICERS

Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan F. Kelly offered his deepest condolences to the family of Bradley Police Department (PD) Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, wishes for a speedy recovery to Bradley PD Officer Tyler Bailey, and heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of everyone involved in bringing the shooters to justice.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE EMAIL AND TEXT OPTIONS FOR FOID CARD AND CCL CORRESPONDENCE

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Firearms Services Bureau (FSB) announces the option for customers to receive correspondence regarding their FOID cards and CCLs from the ISP by email and/or text message instead of by letter through the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN RELATION TO THE SHOOTING OF BRADLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

On Dec. 31, 2021, at approximately 4 p.m., Xandria A. Harris, 26-year-old female of Bradley, Illinois, accompanied by her attorney, turned herself in at the Bradley Police Department and was taken into custody by the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 Investigators.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE APPREHEND SUSPECT INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING OF BRADLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

On Dec. 31, 2021, at approximately 9 a.m., the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 officials confirm Darius D. Sullivan is in police custody. Arrangements are being made to transport Sullivan back to Kankakee County at this time.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE MURDER OF BRADLEY POLICE OFFICER

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 is investigating an officer involved shooting (OIS) involving officers from the Bradley Police Department (BPD).

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS FOR A VEHICULAR HIJACKING OUT OF BROADVIEW

Illinois State Police (ISP) District Chicago Troopers arrested Demitirus Boens, a 25-year-old male of Chicago, IL and Joseph Wilson, a 25-year-old male of Oak Forest, IL for a vehicular hijacking.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT THAT MURDERED WAYNE COUNTY DEPUTY

The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 8 is investigating an officer involved death involving a deputy from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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ISP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO FOID AND CCL ACTS

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Firearms Services Bureau (FSB) is announcing several changes to the Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card program based on statutory changes to the FOID Act effective Jan. 1, 2022.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE COMMUNITY-BASED VIOLENCE REDUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH EAST ST. LOUIS MARKS SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS

The Illinois State Police Public Safety Enforcement Group, an investigative unit utilizing a community-based, trauma-informed approach to violent crime reduction partnering with East St. Louis stakeholders saw a decrease in homicides at a time when homicides are spiking across the country as well as a significant increase in homicide clearance rates during the first year of operation compared to the year before its implementation.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO INTRODUCE FOID KIOSKS

Springfield, IL - The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau announces another option for customers without access to online devices to apply for and update FOID cards. Customers can now utilize FOID Kiosks at three ISP facilities across the state.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE REDUCE FOID BACKLOGS

Because the Illinois State Police is rebuilding the Firearms Services Bureau - focusing on public safety and streamlining bureaucracy - the agency has reduced backlogs by 89 percent for renewals and 75 percent for new applicants. The agency has also significantly increased its revocation efforts in the wake of the murders in Aurora in 2019.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURN THE LOSS OF TROOPER TODD HANNEKEN

Pesotum, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan F. Kelly regretfully announces the onduty death of ISP District 10 Trooper Todd Hanneken.

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