Illinois State Police will be out in force today, stepping up patrols and watching for speeders on the highways. This is fine with me, you more often than not see them on 55/70 from Collinsville to the Poplar. But I hope this also means they'll be strictly enforcing the speed of the big trucks as well as cars because those trucks are too often going way too fast and never seem to be pulled over.
Oddly, or maybe not, I never ever see a speed radar patrol car on highway 40 from downtown west. Or from west to downtown. I guess that is because there is no place to pull anyone over, the shoulders are very narrow.