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Illinois State Police add extra holiday patrol starting Wednesday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Illinois State Police expect Thanksgiving to be the busiest day for road travel so there will be extra patrols out and about.

Beginning Wednesday, more troopers will be policing Illinois interstates. They are looking for speeders, distracted drivers and those under the influence.

Police say the number of fatalities increase with more people on the road.