According to testimony from acting Illinois State Police director Jonathon Monken, budget cuts proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn would shutter five state police district headquarters and lay off 464 state troopers next year. Monken
also warned that it might take more time for state troopers to reach
crime scenes. In the Chicago-area, the Chicago Police Department may be
forced to patrol 53 miles of expressways at a time when police manpower is low.