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Deadly Effingham crash results in charges against truck driver

Interstates and other highways cross Illinois from the Mississippi River to the the border with Indiana. As a result, thousands of tractor-trailers and other heavy vehicles are on our roads at any given time. Although truck driving takes a lot of training and experience, no one is infallible, and accidents involving trucks have the potential to be very destructive.

Drivers now facing stiff penalties for texting behind the wheel

As of July 1, Illinois law became a lot tougher on drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel. In an effort to curb distracted driving, especially texting while driving, lawmakers have banned using a mobile device while driving. Having a phone in your hand will lead to a moving violation ticket and $75 fine for a first-time offense. It also will go on your driving record.

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