SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway were closed for hours early Monday as police investigated a crash involving a stolen SUV that led police on a high-speed chase from the northwest suburbs.
The crash happened about 2:20 a.m. near the ramp to Racine when the fleeing SUV crashed into two vehicles, according to Illinois State Police. No injuries were reported.
The pursuit began about 1:50 a.m. in northwest suburban Palatine. Des Plaines police officers answered a call of shots fired and burglary of a Mercedes SUV, and tried to pull over the vehicle, state police said.
Speeds during the chase reached over 100 mph, according to police.
The stolen Mercedes headed west on I-290 from I-90, police said. About 2 a.m., the chase lead to Austin, where the driver took I-294 south to westbound Ogden Avenue, police said.
From Ogden, the driver took Il-83 and then I-88 east, where they eventually crashed at Racine into two vehicles, one of which belonged to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Two people were taken into custody and a weapon was recovered, police said.
Lanes were reopened about 4:30 a.m.
A police chase that lasted over 19 minutes comes to an end. Correction suspected car burglars crashed into a Nissan Altima on the Eisenhower and hit an IDOT vehicle. IB lanes are shut down at Racine. The story on @fox32news this morning. pic.twitter.com/ek9n9l5vGc— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) June 25, 2018