Tollway high school art contest honors Illinois State Police

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) – This year’s Illinois Tollway high school art contest will honor the Illinois State Police.

Tollway officials announced this week that the winning design will appear on the cover of the 2020 tollway map.

The art contest is presented with Blick Art Materials and MB Real Estate.

Several Illinois State Police officers have been killed in the line of duty this year. Two died while working on the 294-mile tollway system.

Officials say students who enter the contest should “illustrate the service and sacrifice” of state troopers. Artwork could focus on how the state police help motorists through its principles of integrity, service, and pride; how it promotes traffic safety or how it serves the tollway with a motorcycle, K-9, and detective units.

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