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City police won’t chase ATVs

August 6, 2018

KANKAKEE — The police won’t chase those who illegally drive ATVs on city streets because it’s unsafe to do so, the mayor says.

In a recent Facebook Live session, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong said she has received a number of complaints about ATVs.

“The police department will not chase these people. The people riding the ATVs know that. They can cut through yards and get away quickly,” the mayor said. “The police have a policy not to chase, not under that circumstance. People are concerned about people getting hurt.”

Wells-Armstrong advised residents to call the police if they know of people planning to ride their ATVs on city streets.

“A group had posted about some events with ATVs, so we can be proactive and have police there,” she said.

She said the ATVs on streets are frustrating and that the city will do its best to monitor the situation.

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