State Police help to catch fugitives could last 60 days
By Fran Spielman City Hall Reporter August 13, 2014 6:44PM
6-26-07/Chicago Master Trooper Conley, of the Illinois State Police, stops a driver on the I-94 ramp at 130th Street in Chicago during a police check point on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (Brett Roseman/Daily Southtown) police3/photocx
Updated: September 15, 2014 5:32PM
Forty state troopers — dressed in plainclothes and riding alongside Chicago Police officers in unmarked Chicago Police Department vehicles — will start serving fugitive warrants Thursday, under a partnership that could last for 60 days, twice as long as originally planned.
The troopers will be assigned to overlapping, ten-hour shifts — starting at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. — in four high crime Chicago Police districts: Englewood, Austin, Calumet and Gresham.