CHICAGO—Illinois State Police are cracking down on rogue motorcyclists on the Edens Expressway.
State police, along with officers from Skokie and Lincolnwood are targeting a stretch of the Edens between Devon Avenue and Old Orchard Road.
They say they get calls every night reporting rogue motorcyclists and unsafe driving conditions in that area.
Officers from the three agencies held a news conference Friday morning, announcing “Operation Rogue Rider,” which aims to get dangerous motorcyclists off the road.
So far this year, 13 people have died and seven were injured in motorcycle crashes in the Chicago area. Police say that rate is up a staggering 85 percent from last year.
Officers plan to arrest rogue drivers and enforce the law, which means drivers could face fines of up to $2,500, and jail time of up to one year for reckless driving.