John D'Amico http://wuis.org en Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law? http://wuis.org/post/trucker-asks-are-police-above-law <p>It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. There are some exceptions: you can hold your phone if your car is stopped -- say at a railroad crossing for a freight train -- and in park or neutral, or if you pull off onto the shoulder. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 29775 at http://wuis.org Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law? Cell Phone Ban Headed to Governor http://wuis.org/post/cell-phone-ban-headed-governor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House gave final approval on Tuesday to a ban the hand-held use of cell phones behind the wheel. The fate of the idea is now up to </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn. The issue had been debated before, but one opponent of the measure had a few new points to make.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Jack Franks, </span>D-Marengo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, decided to recount a long story about a recent stop at a Wendy's. He ordered a Frosty.</span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3391 at http://wuis.org Cell Phone Ban Headed to Governor