Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Pedestrian Safety Bill Passes

The Pedestrian Safety Bill requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians (rather than yield) passed the Illinois House of Representatives today on a 60-54 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate. The bill has the support of AARP and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Thank you to Rep. Arroyo and Sen. Steans for sponsoring the bill.

For more information, and to see the vote breakdown, please visit and search for HB 43.

If your Representative voted for the bill, please thank him/her. Please also call your Senator and ask him/her to support HB 43.