On Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair, Sangamon County's top two law enforcement officers are stressing safety in the county's rural areas.
Sheriff Neil Williamson and Undersheriff Jack Campbell took part in a Farm Bureau news conference on the fairgrounds. They are reminding drivers to be alert for large farm implements that will be on county roadways in the weeks ahead.
They also touted the county's electronic system for alerting rural areas about crime and other issues. But Williamson also repeated his advice to the county's farm families to keep a loaded shotgun handy... because of the longer time it takes for police to respond in those areas.