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Floodwaters have ravaged parts of the Midwest and South in recent days, with Missouri the hardest hit. Video courtesy of Reuters. For the fleet safety tip about flash flood conditions, click here.

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Bonansinga's Lifetime Fleet Achievement Award

Barb Bonansinga was presented with the 2016 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference. Her contributions to the industry through associations have helped shape industry standards and best practices.

Illinois State Police Vehicle Replacements Stall

An aggressive replacement plan to update the Illinois State Police's aging patrol vehicles has stalled following Gov. Bruce Rauner's moratorium on vehicle purchases to stem a budget crisis.

City Adds 16-, 20-Year-Old Bucket Trucks

The City of South Beloit, Ill., is expanding its fleet with the purchase of two bucket trucks that are 16 and 20 years old to trim trees and repair large equipment at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Ill. Cuts State Aircraft Fleet in Half

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a 2015 budget that requires the state to sell off nearly half of its aircraft fleet that costs the state $7 million each year to operate.

Ill. State Patrol Cars Wait in a Parking Lot for Upfitting

While they have at least 85 new Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars, state officials have not yet figured out how to get the electronics installed, offering explanations that varied from the budget crisis to an inability to find workers in the state with the skills to do the job.