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Illinois State Police ask motorists to pay attention to convoys Saturday

Oglesby tabbed as expected stop

Illinois State Police officials are reminding the public several convoys are traversing the United States and therefore will be traveling through Illinois in the coming days.

The American Freedom Convoy is expected to make a stop Saturday between 12:30 and 2 p.m. in Oglesby, according to social media reports.

The state police would like all motorists to be mindful of increased traffic congestion in order to prevent traffic delays and traffic crashes. Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to their surroundings and obey traffic laws while driving and to share the roadways

“Illinois State Troopers are dedicated to ensuring the motoring public is safe, including those traveling through Illinois as part of a peaceful protest,” said ISP Division of Patrol Colonel Margret McGreal in a press release. “We are in contact with organizers and anticipate the convoys will enter Illinois and are able to travel safely along with other motorists on our roadways. We would like to remind the public that if we all work together, obeying traffic laws and sharing the roadways, everyone can make it to their destination safely. We are hopeful those traveling in the convoys have safety in mind and will be cognizant of traffic laws.”