Authorities step up expressway patrols

June 25, 2009 6:20:26 AM PDT
Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies hope increased patrols on Chicago-area expressways will help cut down on deadly crashes. Fatalities on the expressways so far this year are higher than they were in all of 2008. This year's numbers end a five-year decline.

Police plan to use marked and unmarked vehicles, motorcycle enforcement units and photo traps.