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State police say man was killed after his gun ‘discharged’ during struggle with police in Waukegan

State police are investigating after they say a man pulled a gun during a struggle with police in Waukegan and the gun “discharged,” fatally wounding the man Wednesday afternoon. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 2:11 p.m. Wednesday to the CFSC Currency Exchange, 3200 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Brian Mullen said […]

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1 transported to hospital after crash involving Illinois Tollway truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth

One person was transported to the hospital after an Illinois Tollway truck was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth. The Illinois State Police, Newport Fire Protection District and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 12:29 p.m. Tuesday to Interstate 94 south of Russell Road in Wadsworth for a vehicle crash […]

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Illinois State Police report ‘dramatic decrease’ in expressway shootings, homicides in 2022

The Illinois State Police say there was a decrease in expressway shootings and homicides in 2022 compared to 2021, which they credited to increased technology efforts and a mobilization of police resources. The state police said earlier this week that Chicago area expressway shootings dropped 47% in 2022 compared to 2021. The number of non-fatal […]

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Illinois State Police urge public to stay off the roads, obey Scott’s Law during winter storm

The Illinois State Police are asking the public to stay off the roadways unless necessary during the severe winter storm expected to begin Thursday morning. The Illinois State Police (ISP) said those whose travel is necessary should allow enough time for travel and remain focused on the hazardous road conditions. Drivers should slow down and […]

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State police updates ‘clear and present danger’ rules in response to Highland Park mass shooting

The Illinois State Police has broadened its “clear and present danger” rules for FOID holders and applicants in response to the Highland Park parade mass shooting. ISP adopted updates on Monday that were approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), which is a bipartisan legislative oversight committee. The update allows for broader use […]

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Man ejected from car into opposite lanes of traffic after crash involving semi-truck on I-94 near Wadsworth

A man suffered serious injuries after he was ejected from a car into the opposite lanes of traffic during a crash with a semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth, police said. The Newport Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 12:55 p.m. Friday to Interstate 94 south of Route 173 in Wadsworth for […]