Illinois State Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Trucker Who Killed Illinois Trooper Ordered To Stop Driving http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trucker-who-killed-illinois-trooper-ordered-stop-driving <p>The trucker who killed an Illinois State Police trooper making a traffic stop late last month has been ordered by the federal government to stop driving immediately.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:04:56 +0000 The Associated Press 7034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trucker Who Killed Illinois Trooper Ordered To Stop Driving Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/troopers-watch-distracted-drivers-4th <p>Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police are urging motorists to keep their eyes on the road this holiday week.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:18:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4040 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th Ill. officials gearing-up for snow and ice season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-officials-gearing-snow-and-ice-season <p>The Ill. Dept. of Transportation (IDOT)&nbsp;and Ill. State Police want drivers to be prepared for winter weather. Both agencies have launched the annual &quot;Ice and Snow-Take it Slow&quot; campaign.</p><p>Joe Monroe, operation engineer with IDOT, says during a winter storm drivers should use common sense and postpone trips that aren&#39;t necessary. If you do have to get out, allow plenty of time to get to your destination and stay behind plows.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:58:30 +0000 Julie Bierach 2545 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. officials gearing-up for snow and ice season Emails: Secrecy sought in Ill. trooper crash case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/emails-secrecy-sought-ill-trooper-crash-case <p>The Illinois workers' compensation arbitrator assigned to the case of a state trooper involved in a fatal crash sought to keep a public hearing in the case secret.</p><p>That's according to emails obtained by the <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/02/09/1583899/workers-comp-arbitrator-tried.html">Belleville News-Democrat</a>.</p><p>Jennifer Teague emailed her court reporter that parties planned to hold the hearing "on the sly with no press."</p><p>The date, time and place of the public hearing were changed with no notification.</p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:21:31 +0000 The Associated Press 493 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Emails: Secrecy sought in Ill. trooper crash case How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-much-will-dui-or-seat-belt-violation-cost-you-new-data-out-illinois-enforcement <p>Of course, you should never drink and drive or be in a moving car without wearing a seatbelt, but Illinois motorists will want to be especially mindful this holiday season.</p><p><a href="http://www.isp.state.il.us/">Illinois State Police</a> and local law enforcement are stepping up enforcement on impaired drivers and unbelted motorists this holiday season in what they're calling&nbsp; the "You Drink and Drive, You Lose/Click It or Ticket Holiday Crackdown."</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:22:17 +0000 Julie Bierach 173 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up