Illinois State Police

A Pinckneyville man died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening in Perry County.

Illinois State Police have released more details on Wednesday's reported bomb threat at its headquarters in Du Quoin.

State Police Significantly Reduce DNA Backlog, Ask Legislators for More Reforms

Dec 4, 2020

Representatives of the Illinois State Police say the backlog of forensic evidence in Illinois has been reduced significantly, but the support of lawmakers is needed to further address delays and deficiencies in the process.

Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly made those comments to the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee during a Thursday hearing on the DNA backlog and evidence processing." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

A truck-bicycle crash in Alexander County has led to the death of the bicyclist.

The Illinois State Police is working to ensure the public’s safety for Tuesday’s election.

The I-S-P has been preparing for months, participating in readiness exercises, and utilizing the statewide terrorism and intelligence center to analyze potential threats, and it will continue says Director Brendan Kelly.

An elderly Clay County man sustained non-life threatening injuries Thursday morning when two tractor trailers collided in Wayne County.

A tire blowout led to a six-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 in Franklin County.

Illinois State Police say one person was injured in Friday morning's accident that involved three tractor trailers and three other vehicles.

ISP Div. of Criminal Investigation

The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation is asking for the public's help in identifying human remains found last week in Clinton County.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday on an inmate at the Jackson County Jail, who was found dead in his cell.

An elderly truck driver died in a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County.

Illinois State Police say the coroner pronounced the 75-year-old man from Memphis, Tennessee dead on the scene at milepost 63 on Interstate 57.

Governor J-B Pritzker is adding Williamson County to the existing disaster proclamation to help keep communities safe. 

Illinois State Police are on the scene of a crash blocking traffic on Interstate 24.

Fatal Crash in Williamson County

Apr 15, 2020

UPDATE: April 16th 10:45 am

A Johnson County couple was killed in a head-on crash in Williamson County Wednesday morning.

State Police Extending FOID Card Renewals

Apr 9, 2020

Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WSIU Jacob Gordon

COVID-19 has hit the pause button for millions of people in Illinois – but that does not include the state’s farmers. 

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A Metropolis man is behind bars, accused of being a part of a marijuana distribution operation.

A dead body has been found in a wooded area in Marion.

Marion Police say its officers responded to a disturbance call at a local hotel early Monday morning.

Eight Massac County residents have been arrested on illegal drug distribution charges.

Illinois State Police say they're investigating the death of a Tamms man as a homicide.

State of Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker is signing a handful of new laws to beef up the Illinois State Police and help first responders struggling with mental health issues.

Governor Pritzker says one new law establishes a peer support program for first responders and a suicide prevention task force.

With tougher texting and driving laws in place in Illinois, it's a good idea to know what you can and can't do with your phone in the car.

Illinois State Police Sergeant Joey Watson says you need to be connected via Bluetooth when talking on the phone.

Illinois State Police is investigating a shooting death in Johnson County.

Troopers and deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department responded to a rural residence in Grantsburg at about 6 p.m. on Monday.

Illinois State Police

Two traffic stops in Johnson County led to the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of 67 pounds of cannabis, 100 grams of cannabis wax and 9.5 pounds of cannabis edibles.

Illinois State Police

A low pressure system will drift into the region and stall, bringing the chance of heavy rains.

While overall rainfall amounts into the weekend may average in the 1 to 2 inch range, locally higher amounts will be possible.

Illinois State Police

The Flood of 2019 is impacting several areas in southern Illinois.

Illinois State Police trooper Tracy Lillard says five counties will be impacted directly as the Mississippi River is forecast to crest over the next couple of days.

The Illinois State Police was under fire Monday for the state’s huge backlog in testing crime-scene DNA.

The man accused of the murder of a McHenry County Deputy Sheriff in Rockford Thursday will be returned to Winnebago County to face charges.

Floyd E. Brown, 39, is charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of Deputy Jacob Keltner, who died Thursday afternoon in a Rockford hospital. Keltner was working with a fugitive task force from the U.S. Marshals office as they tried to serve a warrant on Brown, a Springfield resident who was staying at the Extended Stay America hotel on Rockford’s east side.

A suspect is in custody after an anonymous threat was made to the Pope County School District.

On Tuesday, the Administration of the Pope County School District contacted Illinois State Police District 22 regarding an anonymous threat sent via the internet to a student.

A Perry County man was seriously hurt when his concrete truck left the road, hit an embankment and overturned.

School Zone Safety Detail
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Summer’s winding down and that means the school year is starting.

The Illinois State Police along with county and city police want to remind drivers to be alert in school zones.