|Above: Illinois State Police with Chris Lim, Nam S. Lim,
Gigi Lee, Sandy Kim, Jay Lee and Representative Cabello
Today, State Representative John Cabello passed a resolution making the IL State Route 59 overpass the “Trooper Chong Soo Lim Memorial Overpass,” memorializing Lim’s life as an Illinois State Trooper.
Trooper Chong Soo Lim was killed in the line of duty June 5, 1995 while making a traffic stop on the Northwest Tollway. Lim was sitting in his police cruiser when a drunk driver slammed into the back of his vehicle.
Born in South Korea, Trooper Lim graduated from the Police Academy and began his career patrolling Chicago’s District 3. He was transferred to the midnight shift in District 15 in Oak Brook one month before the accident that took his life.
Cabello added, “The overpass is symbolic. Lim will always be watching over I-90.”