The Chicago Tribune released results of a study of traffic ticket data that shows whether police departments discriminate in favor of their own residents.
In the towns studied in McHenry County Crystal Lake and Harvard stood out as being even-handed.
Crystal Lake Police were pretty much as likely to give tickets to local residents as those living elsewhere.
The Harvard Police Department were slightly less likely to ticket out-of-towners than Harvard residents.
On the other end of the scale was Island Lake.
Its police officers were much more likely to ticket those from out of town that residents.
The other towns studied in McHenry County were somewhat more likely to give traffic tickets to people living outside their jurisdictions than to local folks follow in descending order.
Island Lake gave tickets to 128 people from out-of-town for every 100 tickets issued to local residents.
Fox River Grove gave tickets to 25% more people living elsewhere than in Fox River Grove.
Spring Grove, located on a key route to Wisconsin, arrest more people driving through than from Spring Grove.
Cary Police ticket more people driving through than residents.
Marengo tickets more non-residents than residents.
Barrington Hills results show more tickets given to those driving through than to those living there.
Algonquin is another town that gives more tickets to those passing through than to natives.
Huntley is pretty close to parity.
Woodstock tickets about as many residents as outsiders.
McHenry is pretty close to the break even point.
Wisconsin border towns Richmond and Hebron were not included in the study.
Neither was Bull Valley or Lakewood.