05/20/2010 12:41 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Judges Let Repeat Speeders Off The Hook With Illegal Supervisions

Thousands of times a year, judges in the Chicago area sentence speeders to extra, illegal supervisions. The newspaper's analysis showed that in the six-county metro area, the law is ignored about 11 times each day court is in session.

The problem is centered on metro Chicago: Cook and the five collar counties. Even when adjusted for caseloads, the odds are 60 percent higher that an illegal supervision will be handed out here than elsewhere.

Court and state officials have failed to correct, or even track, illegal supervisions handed out to speeders.

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