Police in River Forest handed out nearly two dozen citations to motorists who failed to yield to pedestrians while cruising Lake Street.
Prompted by residents' complaints, the three-hour special detail took place July 26 at Lake Street and Keystone Avenue, a busy intersection near Keystone Park and the Metra station.
There, officers handed out 22 tickets for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, five tickets citations for driving without insurance, one ticket for expired registration and one ticket to a motorist for failing to carry their driver's license.
A 25-year-old Chicago woman, Ebony L. White, was arrested for driving while license suspended after being stopped for a crosswalk violation.
River Forest police are reminding residents of the state's vehicle code, which states:
“When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.”