- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has released data that show that there are more than 5,000 Illinoisans who were convicted of drunken driving four times and had their licenses revoked. Those drivers would be eligible to apply for a restricted permit under a new state law. Here’s a look at the numbers.

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Illinois counties with highest rates of drivers who have four DUIs per 10,000 population

1. Pope - 6 total offenders - 14 offenders per 10,000 population

2. Clay - 17 total offenders - 12.6 offenders per 10,000 population

3. Gallatin - 6 total offenders - 11.3 offenders per 10,000 population

4. White - 14 total offenders - 9.7 offenders per 10,000 population

5. Winnebago 274 total offenders - 9.5 offenders per 10,000 population

6. Jersey - 21 total offenders - 9.3 offenders per 10,000 population

7. Alexander - 7 total offenders - 9.3 offenders per 10,000 population

8. Wayne - 15 total offenders - 9.1 offenders per 10,000 population

9. Edwards - 6 total offenders - 9.1 offenders per 10,000 population

10. Rock Island - 130 total offenders - 8.9 offenders per 10,000 population

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Illinois counties with highest numbers of drivers with four DUIs

1. Cook - 1,600 offenders

2. Lake - 356 offenders

3. DuPage - 335 offenders

4. Winnebago - 274 offenders

5. Will - 209 offenders

6. Kane - 199 offenders

7. McHenry - 143 offenders

8. Rock Island - 130 offenders

9. Peoria - 113 offenders

10. Sangamon - 113 offenders

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Source: Illinois Secretary of State via the Chicago Sun-Times (https://bit.ly/1FaDWuu )

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