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Aerial view of Fort Jesse and Veterans
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Police said Thursday they have found the other vehicle apparently involved in the second fatal incident on Veterans Parkway in just six weeks, as questions resurfaced about pedestrian safety on one of Bloomington-Normal’s busiest roads.

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As you drive into the small farming community of Lexington you quickly get a sense for the town’s pride in its school and its sports teams. A large sign off the main road trumpets its athletic achievements: 15 state championships in high school and junior high sports.

Metra train pulling in at La Salle street station.
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Illinois State Police will be out this week issuing tickets and handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state.

A greater emphasis on the problem in Illinois comes during U.S. Rail Safety Week this week.

Bill Would Harshen Penalties For Texting And Driving

Apr 13, 2018
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Illinois lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation that would create harsher penalties for texting and driving.