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Conservation Police At Starved Rock State Park To Issue Record Number Of Tickets

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Conservation police are expected to issue a record amount of tickets at Starved Rock State Park.  

The LaSalle News-Tribune reports the previous record was 1,484 tickets in 2014.  Now, officials say they're  on pace to issue 1,568, more than three times the total in an average year. 

People are fined by conservation officers when they take closed trails, and meant to be a preemptive strike against visitors falling and injuring themselves.   The amount of tickets coincides with a record attendance year for Starved Rock, which may surpass 2.9 million visitors.