45 Alerts From the ILLINOIS Tag


Teaching Kids to Interact with Police—will it help?: NMA E-Newsletter #459

Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia have passed legislation that mandates schools teach students how to conduct themselves around police. Texas passed its law in the last legislative session and mandated that high schools and especially driver’s education courses train students how to conduct themselves around law enforcement. Texas also passed a law to […]

Support SM 2036 TODAY!

Need to Support SM 2036 TODAY Dear NMA Illinois Members, If you would like to see a 75 mph speed limit on Interstates 80 and south and 355 and west, please file a witness slip to support SB 2036 that will be discussed during the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee tomorrow. Here is the procedure: Go to […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #434

Part 1 dealt with how distracted driving enforcement campaigns, fueled by federal highway money, are also dragnets for other offenses. Part 2 examines new law enforcement tools to check on texting while driving. Currently, law enforcement has great difficulty in determining if a driver was using electronic devices before a crash (and more importantly whether […]

How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons: NMA E-Newsletter #429

Alexander City, Alabama has agreed to give $680,000 to nearly 200 people who were jailed because they were too poor to pay their court fines. The suit filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claimed that the town ran “a modern-day debtors prison.” Indigent debtors served time in the municipal jail […]

Illinois DOT Wants Your Input by March 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking additional input from the public to help develop its Long Range Transportation plan. “We want our Long Range Transportation Plan to drive how we operate as an agency and how we are making investment decisions,” says Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “By working together with members of […]