NEWS-DEMOCRAT: State Police to add extra holiday patrols. Here’s what they plan to do.

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The Belleville News-Democrat is reporting, “The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest of the year, and Illinois State Police aim to keep the roads as safe as possible with extra patrols.

“Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, is the busiest travel day of the year and we will be highly visible. We will have a trooper every 20 miles. We do this periodically, especially on major holidays. We want to help everyone reach their destinations safely,” Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin “Buddy” Dye said.

The trooper every 20 miles idea started in Chicago on tollways,” Dye said. “It’s called line patrol,” he said…”

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