Illinois State Police getting ready for Speed Awareness Day 

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are marking Illinois Speed Awareness Day on Wednesday through education and enforcement efforts. State Police officials say speed was the reason for more than 34 percent of traffic fatalities during 2015. That’s 369 deaths for the year or about one fatality every day. Last year during the state’s speed awareness day police issued more than 2,200 warnings and 3,000 citations.