All lanes have since been reopened.
The pursuit involved police from Calumet City and ended in a crash on the freeway (I-94) near 115th Street, Assistant Calumet City Police Chief Tom DiFiori said, citing preliminary information.
Further details were not yet known, he said.
The 2:40 p.m. incident has caused the closure of all southbound lanes on the Bishop Ford, and all but one northbound lane, an Illinois State Police trooper said.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.