Illinois State Police

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

There are now 54 concealed carry instructors approved by the Illinois State Police. Anyone who wants to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon has to put in sixteen hours in the classroom and shooting range with an official instructor.                 


Illinois gun-rights advocates will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that prevents them from immediately carrying concealed weapons in public.

Peter Gray

Illinois State Police say the suspect in the slayings of five people at a home in a west-central Illinois is dead.
State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby said Wednesday morning that the suspect died after a car chase and an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement.

Illinois State Police

Illinois State Police and other police agencies are still looking for 22-year-old Kody R. Walsh of Rockford. He's the suspect in a shooting death inside a vehicle on the Illinois tollway near South Beloit early Sunday morning.