Current Press Releases

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TROOPER STRUCK WHILE ON TRAFFIC STOP

Illinois State Police officials investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 355 northbound near the Boughton Road Exit, Lemont, IL, involving an ISP Trooper.

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FIREARMS COMMISSION MEETS FOR THIRD TIME TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FIREARM RESTRAINING ORDERS

The Illinois State Police (ISP) today convened the third meeting of the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act (Commission). The Commission was created to advise on strategies for implementing the use of Firearm Restraining Orders (FRO).

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US DEPARTMENT OF STATE REQUESTS ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ASSISTANCE IN TRAINING COUNTRY OF GEORGIA POLICE OFFICERS

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE REQUESTS ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ASSISTANCE IN TRAINING COUNTRY OF GEORGIA POLICE OFFICERS

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM SIX STATES JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT SPEEDING

The Illinois State Police is joining law enforcement officers from Indiana Michigan Minnesota Ohio and Wisconsin for this years National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 5 high visibility Speed Awareness Day enforcement campaign on July 27 2022.

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Illinois State Police File Emergency Rule Change to Broaden the Use of Clear and Present Danger Reports in FOID Card Applications

Illinois State Police File Emergency Rule Change to Broaden the Use of Clear and Present Danger Reports in FOID Card Applications

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EXPRESSWAY SHOOTINGS DOWN AMID INCREASED ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

Expressway shootings down 36 percent, injury shootings down 46 percent, homicides down 90 percent

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MAN SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER

Illinois State Police officials announce the sentencing of Volodymyr Dragan, a 46-year-old male of Wheeling, IL, to 57 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Attempted Murder of an ISP Trooper and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint of another Trooper.

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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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