ISP beefs up enforcement during holidays

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police officials say the department is launching an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort called Operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop.

In a news release, the state police will be "aggressively patrolling Illinois roadways" for 24 hours beginning Tuesday — one year after Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed.

The department also says that between this week and the New Year, troopers will implement periodic saturation patrols focusing on speeding, seatbelts, drunken driving and distracted driving.