Illinois State Police

Trooper killed
11:04 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Trucker Who Killed Illinois Trooper Ordered To Stop Driving

The driver who struck and killed Illinois State Police trooper Kyle Deatherage, pictured here, has been ordered to stop driving because of medical conditions.
Photo provided by the Illinois State Police

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.

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Holiday on the highways
1:18 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th

(via Flickr/Viernest)

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.

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Winter weather
5:58 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Ill. officials gearing-up for snow and ice season

IDOT and the Illinois State Police are gearing up for winter weather.
SLPRnews

The Ill. Dept. of Transportation (IDOT) and Ill. State Police want drivers to be prepared for winter weather. Both agencies have launched the annual "Ice and Snow-Take it Slow" campaign.

Joe Monroe, operation engineer with IDOT, says during a winter storm drivers should use common sense and postpone trips that aren't necessary. If you do have to get out, allow plenty of time to get to your destination and stay behind plows.

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Illinois State Trooper Crash
11:21 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Emails: Secrecy sought in Ill. trooper crash case

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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.

That's according to emails obtained by the Belleville News-Democrat.

Jennifer Teague emailed her court reporter that parties planned to hold the hearing "on the sly with no press."

The date, time and place of the public hearing were changed with no notification.

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Illinois Road Enforcement
2:22 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up

Illinois law enforcement officials will be increasing their efforts over the holiday season by targeting drivers who are intoxicated and those not wearing seatbelts. (Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

Illinois State Police and local law enforcement are stepping up enforcement on impaired drivers and unbelted motorists this holiday season in what they're calling  the "You Drink and Drive, You Lose/Click It or Ticket Holiday Crackdown."

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