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Illinois DOT Sets Its Sight on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun testing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in an effort to help improve the safety of workers and...

Illinois Fire Dept. Now Allowed to Put its Drone to Use

Following a lengthy application and training process, Illinois’ Naperville Fire Department says it recently received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the...

Illinois Legislation Would Allow UAV Training by Law Enforcement

An Illinois bill that would allow law enforcement to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for training purposes has passed the Senate Criminal Law Committee...

Illinois Police Department Set to Reap ‘Endless Benefits’ of Drone Permit

The Orland Park Police Department has received a public COA from the Federal Aviation Administration for the operation of a DJI Phantom 3.

Illinois Governor Establishes Members of State’s Drone Task Force

Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., has appointed members of the Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force, representing the interests of various stakeholders, local governments and...

Southern Illinois University Adds UAV Course for Farming Students

Beginning this fall, agriculture students at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale will be offered a course on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their applications....

Special Olympics Illinois Implementing Drone Photography

Special Olympics Illinois has partnered with Airborn Media to use drones for aerial photography at events. According to the organization, the Chicago-area company will...

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