Traffic safety

The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
Illinois Speed Awareness Day was observed on July 26. Illinois State Police joined in the observance of Speed Awareness Day by taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through both education and enforcement.  State police noted that in Illinois during...
On Illinois Speed Awareness Day, July 26, the Illinois State Police is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through both education and enforcement.  In Illinois during 2015, speed was the reason for 34.2 percent of all fatal crashes. That’s 369...
Illinois has been recognized as the top state in the country for road safety, according to The State of Safety report released by the National Safety Council.  The report uses a grading system to rank states based on policy and laws pertaining to key safety issues. “While it’s an honor to see our...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about lane closures on Interstates 57 and 24 in Williamson and Johnson counties. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, northbound I-57 was scheduled to be reduced to one lane at the Johnson County line (milepost 43). In addition...
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 plans to conduct roadside safety checks during June in Alexander County. Plans for the detail were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of the district. Alvey said the use of roadside safety checks combines a strong sense of public...
Area residents who planned to be traveling for the Memorial Day holiday were reminded by Illinois State Police District 22 interim commander Lt. Michael Alvey to take necessary safety precautions.  Alvey noted that Illinois State Police troopers are responsible for the safety of more than 20,000...
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast of heavy rain for the next several days. Illinois State Police District 22 Interim Commander Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to be safe when traveling through areas experiencing flooding. Motorists are urged to reduce their...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to participate in the April 24-28 observance of the inaugural Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week. Plans for participation in the week were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey. Alvey is the interim commander of District 22. Union County is in the...

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