The Thanksgiving holiday is here, so you can expect to see extra police patrols statewide. The beefed up enforcement will include hundreds of seatbelt safety checks and more cops on the roads looking for drunk drivers.
Alton Police Department Detective Emily Hejna tells The Big Z this can be a deadly time of year.
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There is a statewide push to keep traffic fatalities down as 2015 comes to a close. So far this year, 881 people have died on Illinois roads, which is about 5 percent more than last year.