Illinois State Police say a trooper has died after being struck on an Illinois freeway. While conducting a traffic stop Monday just after 9 a.m., Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed when he was struck by a truck-tractor semi on I-55 at milepost 62.
The Illinois State Police are considering whether to get involved with an investigation into a hidden fund at Northern Illinois University. State police spokesman Sergeant Jose DeJesus says the agency's Internal Affairs division is currently reviewing the case of the so-called "coffee fund." University officials acknowledged they were looking into allegations that NIU employees sold scrap materials to a local company, which wrote checks to an account known as the ``coffee fund.'' Because the matter involves a public university, the case was turned over to the state for review.