Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

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For the sixth straight year WANE-TV is honoring the best high school football players in northeast Indiana with the Fab 15.,WANE-TV send out ballots to all local coaches asking them to list the ten best players they faced this season (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players).,WANE then collected those ballots, tallied up the votes, and the top 15 vote-getters were named to the Fab 15.,Here is your 2018 Fab 15 (alphabetical order): Darius Alexander - Wayne - Senior Offensive/Defensive lineman 2018: 45 solo tackles, 42 assists.,87 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 1 blocked field goal Career: 252 total tackles, 48.5 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks Helped lead Wayne to 9-3 overall record All-SAC First Team IFCA 4A All-State Holds scholarship offers from multiple MAC programs

Kamari Anderson-Drew - Concordia - Senior Receiver/Defensive back 2018: 52 receptions, 992 receiving yards, 12 TDs, 19.1 yards per catch, long of 69 2018: 14 solo tackles, team-high 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries Career: 131 receptions, 2,612 receiving yards, 31 receiving TDs Concordias all-time leader in career receiving yards and receiving touchdowns All-SAC First Team IFCA 3A All-State Invited to Blue-Gray All-American Bowl in Houston, Texas Hawaii Tiki Bowl read more