The Champaign News-Gazette reports that the Illinois State Police will work with local and federal agencies throughout the week.

During Rail Safety Week, that means that they'll be ticketing drivers who illegally stop on railroad tracks or pedestrians who ignore warning bells to cross tracks.

Illinois State Police will also be out this week handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state.

The News-Gazette also points out that there were over 100 railroad-crossing collisions in Illinois involving vehicles last year, leaving 25 people dead and causing 29 injuries.

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