State officials are challenging one million Illinois motorists to slow down and make room when they see a vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights on.

A Chicago City Council committee is recommending that the city's police department study devices that will tell officers immediately if motorists were texting when they got into a traffic accident. 

With frigid below-normal temperatures in much of the country, emergency management officials are offering safety tips for winter driving.

Illinois transportation officials are asking for the public's input in its annual traveler opinion survey.

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As a lot of people take to road in Illinois to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, the Illinois State Police is reminding motorists to drive safely.

ISP Troopers are expected to be positioned every 20 miles on Interstates 55, 57, and 80 today/Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Additionally troopers will be highly visible on the interstates and heavily traveled state routes through Monday, November 27th.

Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to beware of more active deer as mating season begins.

Law enforcement officials and drug-policy experts have differing takes on whether Illinois should legalize general use of marijuana. 

State transportation officials are warning motorists that the expected hot weather over the next few days might cause pavement to buckle around Illinois.

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Illinois State Police District 08 is warning people to take necessary precautions before heading out on the road.  The bitter cold temperatures and the potential for snow overnight prompts the caution. Motorists are encouraged to to keep emergency items inside their vehicles and check road conditions before heading out.

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State and local police are out in force for the traditional kick-off of summer. An estimated 33-million motorist will take to the nation's roadways this weekend. 

The price of a gallon of Regular-grade gasoline is now below the 2-dollar mark at many gas stations in downstate Illinois.

Analyst Patrick DeHaan, with the gas-price-tracking website, thinks those prices may be within five or ten cents of bottoming out. He says gasoline prices should start rising in January or February, when oil refineries cut back production for seasonal maintenance and retooling. But DeHaan predicts gas prices in 2015 will stay lower overall than the year before.

Governor Pat Quinn doesn't have plans to unilaterally halt consent searches by the state police he oversees.