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New details released after McHenry County judge ejected in motorcycle crash while being stopped by police

A police report says that a McHenry County judge allegedly caught driving his motorcycle at 93 mph was ejected and injured after crashing the vehicle as a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop him. The incident happened around 10:10 a.m. on June 9 near Route 47 and Vanderkarr Road in unincorporated Hebron. A McHenry County sheriff’s […]

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Illinois rolling out new photo speed enforcement vans in construction work zones

The state transportation department is rolling out photo speed enforcement vans that will be used throughout work zones in Illinois, officials said. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) unveiled five new photo enforcement vans that will be used throughout Illinois work zones starting this construction season. The rollout of the vans is a continuation of […]

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McHenry County judge charged after allegedly speeding 93 mph, being injured in motorcycle crash

A McHenry County judge was charged after he allegedly drove his motorcycle at 93 mph and then crashed, leaving himself injured, as a sheriff’s deputy was conducting a traffic stop on him. The incident happened around 10:10 a.m. on June 9 near Route 47 and Vanderkarr Road in unincorporated Hebron. A McHenry County sheriff’s deputy […]

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Grayslake woman arrested after being pursued by deputies while driving ‘well over’ 110 mph with child in car

Authorities in Indiana say deputies pursued a Grayslake woman who was traveling “well over” 110 mph with a young child in her car while she was intoxicated. An officer with the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department was traveling northbound on Interstate 65 from Route 30 around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Traffic stopped due to a fatal […]

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Sheriff’s deputies arrest 3 suspects after stolen vehicle spotted speeding over 90 mph in North Chicago

Sheriff’s deputies arrested three suspects, including two juveniles, after they were found in a stolen vehicle that was speeding over 90 mph through North Chicago early Friday morning. A Lake County sheriff’s sergeant was on patrol around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the area of Route 41 and Casimir Pulaski Drive in North Chicago. Lake County […]

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‘Serious concerns’: Local leaders react to proposed Illinois bill that would prohibit officers from stopping vehicles for traffic infractions

Local officials say they have “serious concerns” about a proposed Illinois bill that would prevent officers from stopping cars for traffic infractions, with one official saying it is “hard to overstate how bad this bill is.” Illinois State Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-Chicago) filed House Bill 4603 on Monday. The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code […]

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Illinois lawmaker introduces bill that would prevent police from stopping drivers who speed, commit other infractions

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prohibit police from pulling over drivers who speed up to 25 mph over the limit and commit other traffic infractions. Illinois State Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-Chicago) filed House Bill 4603 on Monday. The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and prohibits all law enforcement officers from […]