traffic http://wuis.org en Illinois To Require Bulletproof Vests http://wuis.org/post/illinois-require-bulletproof-vests <p>A new law signed Wednesday is intended to keep police officers safe, by requiring they get protective gear.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bulletproof vest will become part of an officers' standard equipment issue. Contingent on money, of course.</span></p><p>The new law includes provisions to help ensure there is funding.</p><p>It law requires communities and the state apply for a federal grant, that provides matching funds specifically for the purchase of bullet proof vests.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 29436 at http://wuis.org Illinois To Require Bulletproof Vests 70 mph, Cell Phone Ban Bills Await Action http://wuis.org/post/70-mph-cell-phone-ban-bills-await-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer.&nbsp; But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.</span></p><p></p><p>Two of the new laws apply to people who've already had traffic troubles, l<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ike one named after 15-year-old Kelsey Little, who was seriously hurt in 2011 when she was hit by a teen just learning how to drive.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:51:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6793 at http://wuis.org 70 mph, Cell Phone Ban Bills Await Action