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Work Zone Patrols

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Road construction season is in full swing and troopers are cracking down on work zone violations.

The Illinois State Police say they'll be looking for violations including speeding and distracted driving, whether or not workers are present in construction zones.

They say 90 percent of all work zone fatalities are actually drivers.

Last year 29 people, including three ...

Rollover Accident Death

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Police release the name of a Herrick man who died in a Shelby County accident.

Illinois State Police say Matthew Grissom ,30, was driving a Ford pickup truck southbound on Route 51 near County Road 700 Monday night.

Police say while trying to control the truck, Grissom swerved to the opposite direction, causing the vehicle to roll several times and overturn.

They say Gr ...

Student Loan Debt Scammers

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Scam artists are preying on Illinois residents with student loan debts.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is filing five lawsuits against companies that charged student loan borrowers a fee, with the false promise to relieve debt.
She says this violates the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.    

T ...

Former NFL Coach Speaks at EIU Commencement Ceremonies

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A retired NFL Coach will speak at Eastern Illinois University's commencement ceremonies this weekend.

University officials say Mike Shanahan will address students at 12pm and 3pm.

Shanahan attended Eastern and coached the Denver Broncos to back to back super bowl victories.

He's also coached the Los Angeles Raiders and Washington Redskins.

Shanahan wa ...