A Freeport, Illinois man was killed early this morning in an pedestrian / vehicle accident involving an Illinois State Police Cruiser on IL Route 116 at Centennial Drive in East Peoria. 44-year-old Jarett J. Simons was hit and killed about 4:19 a.m. according to the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police. 

  CHICAGO (AP) - Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.  Transmission problems stopped the bus around 1:20 a.m. Monday a few miles from downtown on eastbound Interstate 290. Franklin's assistants couldn't find a car service with an available vehicle. That's when the Illinois State Police stepped in. Three units from ISP, and three from the Illinois Department of Transportation, drove Franklin and her entourage to their hotel. Franklin's reaction?

Road work zones return

Apr 15, 2013

  It’s time for drivers to start seeing orange on the roads. Work Zone Awareness is the state campaign by I-DOT, The Illinois State Police and Governor Quinn. The trio of interests joined up at the Morton I-DOT facility to kick-off the campaign and the I-74 &1-55 interchange project.