CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council shoveled $137,000 of overtime pay over to the Lake County Highway Department on Tuesday to compensate the staff for long hours removing snow.
CROWN POINT | If this winter's snow and cold hasn't gotten you down yet, just wait until you get the bill.
CROWN POINT | The state and Lake County want to steer public outrage over potholes that swallowed Cline Avenue and caused headaches for drivers and flat tires away from themselves.
CROWN POINT | A state highway official who asked Lake County officials for help in planning the Illiana Expressway instead got an earful of why the proposed highway is a bad idea.
Freezing rain left ice on major roads and side streets Sunday afternoon.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council on Tuesday approved across-the-board 3 percent pay raises for the Lake County Highway Department.
CROWN POINT | This year just got millions of dollars more expensive for Lake County taxpayers.
A pile containing a slag and salt mixture, foreground, sits near a pile of pure slag in the Lake County Highway Department yard in Crown Point. The slag-salt mixture is used during very low temperatures to reduce ice and create better traction on streets. Thanks to a very mild winter, the Hi…
Marcus Malczewski, Lake County Highway Department superintendent, stands near some of the county's 11,000 tons of road salt surplus. "Next year, if this continues, we won't have to buy much salt," he said about the mild winter. He said that is good and not so good. The county locks in bids i…
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council will consider creating a local vehicle tax designed to raise as much as $10 million to repair potholes in streets and roads.
Local government agencies and hospitals are taking precautions for the impending blizzard. Educate yourself on what they advise for staying safe in the next couple of days.
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