Illinois State Police

Concealed Carry
10:40 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Applicants Denied Concealed Carry Licenses Will Learn Why Under New Emergency Rules

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 6:47 am

  A year after Illinois legalized concealed carry, new rules are out to determine the process for deciding who can't carry a gun in public. The Illinois State Police issued the emergency rules Monday 7/14 afternoon.

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Investigation Continues
12:23 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Incident Near WIU Campus Proves to be Hoax

Police Chief Curt Barker
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb police surrounded a home for five hours Wednesday evening, believing someone might be barricaded inside. But it turned out they were sent to the home on a prank call.

The 911 center received the call from 509 West Murray around 6:00 pm. Police Chief Curt Barker said the caller was a woman.

“She said there was an individual at the house and she gave the address and said that he had a firearm. And then in the background you could hear the male subject saying, ‘Are you calling the police? Are you calling the police?’ And then the phone went dead,” Barker said.

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Developing Story
9:33 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Ongoing Incident Near WIU Campus

Trooper Dan Hill
Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University sent out an alert Wednesday evening stating “Police responded to a 911 call re: person w/gun in an off-campus house in the 500 block of W Murray St.”

As of 9:00 pm, police were saying little about the incident. Trooper Dan Hill, Safety Education Officer and Public Information Officer for Illinois State Police, District 14, said law enforcement had established a perimeter, and officers were continuing to gather information and resources.

He said some houses in the area were being evacuated as a safety precaution.

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Investigation Continues
6:40 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Boy Killed in Dog Attack

Credit mike-snook.com

Galesburg police say they are still investigating a dog attack that killed a seven-year old boy.

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Providing Help Instead of Making Arrests
6:17 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Illinois Police, Military Vets, and PTSD

Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker
Rich Egger

Police officers in Illinois could soon be better trained to help military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

A new law (HB 5587) requires a training program on the disorder be conducted by the Illinois State Police Academy and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.

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