Illinois Department Of Transportation
With Thanksgiving recently passed and the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to reflect on the many things we are thankful for here in the Chicago Southland. I am thankful for ...
The Lake Calumet Airport is still "dead, dead, dead," but it enjoyed a brief, meteoric rise and fall during the long, continuing battle over construction of a third Chicago area airport.
The Illiana Expressway, to be built as a toll road, has the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's* blessing and should be included in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 transportation plan as well.
Indiana took longer than other states to approve additional funding for Amtrak, but now the Hoosier State passenger service will keep going for another year. It is a move in the right direction.
CHICAGO | Illinois' transportation secretary is defending the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway against criticism that it's a risky investment.
About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.
DYER | The proposed Main Street extension project has hit a road block, and that is likely good news for Dyer residents who vehemently oppose the project.
JOLIET | Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow appointed an attorney Thursday to represent the interests of rural property owners who would be affected by the proposed Illiana Expressway in any dealings they may have with the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that questions the estimated costs and benefits for the Illiana Expressway needs to be re-examined.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The village is seeking help from the Illinois Department of Transportation to fund a sidewalk project along 162nd and 170th streets.
I suspect the south Lake County NIMBYs were ecstatic last week when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill to give the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build an airport at Peotone.
Anyone who has followed Lake County and region politics is familiar with the silo mentality -- the staunch unwillingness that often occurs when communities have the ability to work together but choose to hold on to "what is theirs." Some cities, towns and political organizations do this even…
Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority leaders said they aren't intimidated by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signing of a bill that gives the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build a rival airport in Peotone.
CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that, weather permitting, repairs to the westbound ramp to Interstate 94 from 103rd Street will begin Monday.
DYER | Jeff Van Hecke says he’s been hearing it loud and clear from residents on each side of the state line: no Main Street extension.
Two road resurfacing projects beginning this month are expected to jam some roads in the south suburbs through the fall.
SPRINGFIELD | It’s been nearly four years since Gov. Pat Quinn approved a series of tax hikes to pay for a $31 billion statewide construction program, but the condition of the state’s roadways has actually worsened.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Local access along Harlem Avenue at Stuenkel Road in University Park and Monee will be accessible in only the northbound direction, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
HARVEY | A bridge rehabilitation project on the Park Avenue Bridge over the Calumet Union Ditch in Harvey, Markham and Hazel Crest is slated to begin Wednesday, weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday.
CALUMET CITY | A traffic signal modernization project set to begin Wednesday will cause lane closures through mid-summer for the intersection of Burnham Avenue and River Oaks Drive.
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