71°FFairFull Forecast

Frustrated with myself

I'm mad at myself.

After getting a speeding ticket in December on Third Street in Sterling, I should have been more careful, especially in that area. But I wasn't.

About 10 a.m. Wednesday, a Sterling police officer stopped me as I was headed west on East Lincolnway as it forks into Third and Fourth streets. I was going 41 mph in a 30-mph zone – the same speed I was going in December. I was headed to an interview with Jim Jackson, Harmon Township's road commissioner.

Officer Jake Reul told me that he caught me speeding as I was attempting to pass another car. As was the case in December, I spotted the SUV-driving officer, quickly checked my speedometer and slowed down.

You'll see my name in our newspaper's police blotter. The last time it appeared, I was the only person who received a ticket the previous day in Sterling. It's nicer when your name is lost in a list of fellow offenders.

Then again, I could have avoided this problem if I had kept my speeding under control. Now, I will.

David Giuliani is a reporter for Sauk Valley Media. He can be reached at dgiuliani@saukvalley or at 800-798-4085, ext. 525. 



National video

Reader Poll

The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
No, not interested