Illinois State Police Beefing Up Holiday Patrols

state police squadIllinois State Police troopers will be stepping up patrols starting today and lasting through the holidays.  Authorities will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, cracking down on texting, and making sure vehicles pull over if they see an emergency vehicle.  Today’s operations will be dedicated to a fallen state trooper who died one year ago today.  Kyle Deatherage was conducting a traffic stop when he was hit by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55 near Litchfield.