News

Campaigns Urge You to Drive Safely

Campaigns Urge You to Drive Safely

Illinois and federal officials are teaming up to enforce safe driving this holiday weekend.

The Illinois State Police, Secretary of State Police and more than 320 local law enforcement agencies are joining with the state Department of Transportation to crack down on drunk drivers. The campaign features the theme “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” to encourage mandatory safety belt use.

Also participating are officials from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The effort is intended to reduce crashes on Illinois roads during a key summer travel time. Provisional IDOT data show 392 people have died in crashes through July 1 compared to 477 during the same time in 2013.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

marijuana

Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

in Local

SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

state_capitol_1

The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

in Local

U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

university illinois

University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

in Local

U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

gavel2

A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

in Local

Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

john-deere-logo

Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.