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Rauner, Democrats Lay Out Plan for I-55 Expansion

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.05.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A year ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner was on a barnstorming tour of Illinois to promote his Illinois Turnaround agenda in advance of the spring legislative an...

Top 10 Counties in Illinois With the Most Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Deer

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.09.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

As the amount of daylight decreases over the next couple of months, the state is reminding drivers to pay close attention to the road and to be on loo...

Rauner Announces Comptroller Appointment While Quinn Calls Special Session to Discuss His Own Appointment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.08.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has announced he will appoint former Helene Curtis/Unilever executive Leslie Munger to replace the state's late compt...

If You Plan on Traveling for the 4th, You Should Take a Look at Gas Prices Across Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The good thing about Independence Day this year is that it falls on a Friday, which means a long weekend. But, there's a catch. It will be the most expensive 4th of July holiday for drivers since 2008.

PETA Wants Highway Memorial For Dead Cows

AP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped in two sepa...

PHOTO: State Sign Fail On Route 59 In Plainfield

Plainfield Patch | Karen Sorensen | Email the Author | April 25, 2011 | Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

At first glance, you think it's your mistake. At second, you know it's not. Someone in the state sign department doesn't know how to spell Illinois...

Construction Strike Over: Deal Ends Union Action That Stalled Projects Statewide

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A tentative deal has been worked out to end the nearly three-week construction strike that idled work on schools, a casino and some 300 road projects,...

Chicago Traffic: Construction On Eisenhower, Congress, Wacker To Last Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thought the commute to downtown was rough this morning? Well, don't expect it to get any better tomorrow. Or next week. Or next year, for that matter....

James Stumpner, IDOT Superviser, Suspended After Peeping Tom Charge

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois Department of Transportation civil engineer has been suspended from his job heading road maintenance for the department in Chicago's colla...

Only 2 of 200 IDOT Stimulus Contracts Have Gone To Chicago Companies

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it's awarded nearly two-thirds of its stimulus money. But Chicago contractors don't seem to be winning ...

Time For Illinois To Up The Gas Tax?

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Few politicians are heroes when it comes to taking a hard vote to raise taxes. Courage is particularly short now, with the economy staggering and many...

IDOT Seeks Increased Amtrak Funding

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois transportation officials are considering buying more Amtrak passenger cars for popular routes in southern parts of the state. Illinois Depar...

State Investigating High Cost Of Road Salt

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state has subpoenaed road-salt suppliers for bidding information in connection with an investigation of why salt prices have as much as tripled th...

Amtrak Ridership Surges

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amtrak ridership topped 1 million passengers in the past year for the first time in at least three decades on routes between Chicago and Downstate cit...