Law enforcement agencies across the state have beefed up patrols ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The Illinois State Police have joined forces with hundreds of local departments as they look to reduce the number of distracted and drunk drivers on Illinois' roadways.

Illinois State Police Trooper Heath Bryan tells The Big Z they will have high-visibility now through the weekend.

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Bryan says Labor Day Weekend can be one of the more dangerous holidays of the year, with many people celebrating the unofficial end of summer.

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