Crusing from ON through IL on I-294/80/355/88 : what freq to listen to?

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Hi Folks,

I'll be driving from ON to the Chicago lands through Detroit via the I-94 and was wondering what I should be putting in my scanlist to monitor activity when I hit IL - I'll be traveling W, across the I-294/80/355/88 (only interested in what's happening on the interstate)

I was looking at StarCom21, but also wanted to know if there are any specific law enforcement TGRPs/agencies that patrol the I-294/80/355/88 that I should be focusing on (State Police/Troopers ?)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thx
 

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The illinois tollway authority would be a good start. ;)

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The Tollway is District 15 Look for the talkgroup listings in the database. The tollway authority is who runs the tollway. The ISP patrols it
 

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Really?...they patrol the interstate?...or they just kick in when you rush through and don't pay the toll?
You will hear them mostly on the east/west tollroads and interstates on starcom 21.

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460.200 Chicago police 4/6 districts , 460.125 chi police citywide, 154.130 north side chicago fire
460.025 chicago police districts 5/22 460.425 chicago police 15/25 districts 155.475 ISPERN

Tollway: 155.46000 Car-to-Car / contact with District 15-Tollways | 764.19375 Vehicular Repeater/Mobile Extender - Out
 
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Hi Folks,

I'll be driving from ON to the Chicago lands through Detroit via the I-94 and was wondering what I should be putting in my scanlist to monitor activity when I hit IL - I'll be traveling W, across the I-294/80/355/88 (only interested in what's happening on the interstate)

I was looking at StarCom21, but also wanted to know if there are any specific law enforcement TGRPs/agencies that patrol the I-294/80/355/88 that I should be focusing on (State Police/Troopers ?)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thx
I-294, I-355 and I-88 (east of Sterling) are all patrolled by District 15 of the ISP. District 15 covers all Illinois Tollways. I-80's free sections are covered by other ISP Districts, in Cook County it is District Chicago. That part of it that is also I-294 (from the Bishop Ford to I-57) is District 15.

Since all ISP traffic these days is on StarCom21 then you would do well just listening to that. Lock out other talkgroups as they pop up or just program in the SC21 ISP talkgroups.
 

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I-294, I-355 and I-88 (east of Sterling) are all patrolled by District 15 of the ISP. District 15 covers all Illinois Tollways. I-80's free sections are covered by other ISP Districts, in Cook County it is District Chicago. That part of it that is also I-294 (from the Bishop Ford to I-57) is District 15.

Since all ISP traffic these days is on StarCom21 then you would do well just listening to that. Lock out other talkgroups as they pop up or just program in the SC21 ISP talkgroups.
Thx - would that mean I will only need the following sites:
Chicago N/S, DuPage, Cook N/S/Schaumb/Northfield/Maywood/Bridgeview/Oak For

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Oh yes, one more thing - I just found out that in IN scanners are illegal in the car...I assume that's not the case in IL?
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