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Illinois Boosts Penalty for Distracted Drivers

Illinois drivers who cause an accident resulting in an injury of another person because they were using a cell phone or electronic device behind the wheel will be subject to a penalty as high as $1,000 beginning in July 2020, reports KHQA.

Illinois Establishes Autonomous Vehicle Initiative

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has directed the state's Department of Transportation to spearhead a statewide testing program for connected and autonomous vehicles so the state will be on the forefront of emerging vehicle safety technologies.

Video: More Winter Driving Advice

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP), and Illinois Tollway recently collaborated to compile a list of tips for safe winter driving.