Illinois Sees Plunge In Speeding Tickets Issued By Troopers

Dec 19, 2016

The number of speeding tickets issued in Illinois has plunged since 2010, while the number of roadway fatalities has ticked up.


The Springfield State Journal-Register reports the number of speeding tickets Illinois State Police issue dropped 40 percent since 2010, when about 210,000 tickets were issued. Troopers issued about 127,000 tickets in 2015.

Meanwhile, roadway fatalities have increased - most notably over the last two years, though there's no definitive proof the two statistics are closely tied.

Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop

Nov 27, 2012
Illinois State Police

Illinois State Police say a trooper has died after being struck on an Illinois freeway. While conducting a traffic stop Monday just after 9 a.m., Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed when he was struck by a truck-tractor semi on I-55 at milepost 62.

State Police Reviewing NIU Coffee Fund

Aug 28, 2012
Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police are considering whether to get involved with an investigation into a hidden fund at Northern Illinois University. State police spokesman Sergeant Jose DeJesus says the agency's Internal Affairs division is currently reviewing the case of the so-called "coffee fund." University officials acknowledged they were looking into allegations that NIU employees sold scrap materials to a local company, which wrote checks to an account known as the ``coffee fund.'' Because the matter involves a public university, the case was turned over to the state for review.