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Infrastructure Improvements

County to help fund major road repair projects in Harvey, Flossmoor

CHICAGO | Center Avenue in Harvey and a Flossmoor Road viaduct that provides access to a Metra station will be improved under two measures approved Wednesday by the Cook County Board.

September 10, 2014 2:13 pm

Council awards contract for sidewalk, concrete repairs

CALUMET CITY | The City Council awarded a contract for the city's sidewalk and concrete program that will oversee repairs across the south suburban community.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Jeffrey, Peterson avenue repairs in Sauk Village to be done by mid-September

SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials said Tuesday they are hopeful construction work being done on Jeffrey and Peterson avenues will be complete by mid-September.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village officials want federal status for future 223rd Street repairs

SAUK VILLAGE | Municipal officials said they want to get a U.S. Transportation Department designation for a stretch of 223rd Street so  future repairs could be covered by the federal government.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

LYNWOOD | As a thunderstorm moved in Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn and dozens of state and local officials gathered to break ground for a $29.6 million major grade separation of the Canadian National tracks along U.S. 30.

August 19, 2014 3:31 pm Photos

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Cook County approves road projects for upcoming years

CHICAGO | Cook County officials said work will proceed in 2015 on a pair of projects meant to repair or build business-oriented roads in suburban Harvey and Lynwood.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City preparing for sidewalk, gutter improvements

CALUMET CITY | Officials are looking for properties in need of maintenance for an annual citywide sidewalk and gutter improvement project in Calumet City.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.

July 22, 2014 2:45 pm
Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn, surrounded by workers, holds up an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter, during a signing ceremony Tuesday in Chicago.

July 22, 2014 12:52 pm

Lobbyist says Sauk Village will get $385K in state grants

SAUK VILLAGE | Al Ronan, a former state legislator-turned-lobbyist, informed village officials Tuesday they will receive some $385,000 in grants that will pay for repairs to local roads and parks.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Construction begins Monday on Crete street, railroad crossing

CRETE | Motorists driving along Exchange Street or passing through the railroad crossing at Old Monee Road will have to adapt to alternate routes beginning Monday.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Road repair work near River Oaks mall to begin July 7

CALUMET CITY | Construction crews doing work to improve the intersection of River Oaks Drive and Torrence Avenue near River Oaks Shopping Center will begin July 7, with work running through mid-November.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Construction projects moving forward in Lynwood

LYNWOOD | Construction on a bridge over Canadian National railroad tracks on U.S. 30 in Lynwood is set to begin this year, officials said in a meeting Tuesday.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
White Oak rail crossing closes Monday for repairs

White Oak rail crossing closes Monday for repairs

MUNSTER | Before the expected traffic snarls associated with the Calumet Avenue/45th Street underpass project commence next year, drivers will be inconvenienced by a shutdown of the Canadian National Railway crossing at White Oak Avenue.

April 19, 2014 6:11 pm

State to help Crete with local road safety, repair projects

CRETE | The Village Board recently approved a resolution to receive about $250,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds to help pay the cost of maintaining local streets.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

State to fund extra road repairs in Illinois

More than $1.2 million will be provided by the state to area municipalities to help them cover the cost of repairs needed on local streets.

April 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Chicago mayor promotes new infrastructure thinking

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will use a keynote address Thursday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to promote the idea of courting private investors to bankroll infrastructure projects in return for a share of the profits.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing awards contract for first phase of levee maintenance

LANSING | The Village Board awarded a contract to a Bridgeview-based firm to do the first phase of maintenance and repairs to the levee that keeps the Little Calumet River from overflowing into Lansing.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Group calls for a 4 cent gas tax hike

SPRINGFIELD | Motorists could pay higher taxes at the fuel pump in order to ensure Illinois roads don't fall into disrepair under a plan floated Tuesday by a coalition of business and labor groups.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City state reps come up with $2.5 million for local road repairs

CALUMET CITY | The three members of the Illinois House of Representatives who represent this suburb confirmed to Calumet City officials they will receive $2.5 million in state funds this year for repairs to State Street and River Oaks Drive.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
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