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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
Use extra caution in construction zones

Use extra caution in construction zones

Motorists negotiate traffic construction cones that split traffic lanes on Interstate 94 east of Ripley Street.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Temporary repairs on Mississippi Street to wrap in July

MERRILLVILLE | Work to smooth out Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 is expected to start in coming weeks, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.

May 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Resurfacing work on Eleanor Street to begin today

THORNTON | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a resurfacing project on Eleanor Street from Williams Street to Water Street will begin today, weather permitting.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Summertime means vacation time and also road construction as work continues on the interchange between the Indiana Toll Road and the Borman Expressway. Here cars and trucks go by the closed Indiana Toll Road exit 21 westbound, which is the first of three ramps at the busy interchange to be d…

May 21, 2014 11:18 am
Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Eastbound, on the left, and westbound traffic on Interstate 94 splits at Ripley Street as construction work begins on I-94. Travel has generally been on an upswing as the Great Recession fades into the rear view mirror for most folks, according to Beth Mosher, spokeswoman for the AAA Chicago…

May 21, 2014 11:18 am
Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Indiana Toll Road exit 21 westbound in Lake Station is closed to traffic. The AAA's Memorial Day travel forecast says 36.1 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home as compared to 35.5 million last year. That is the second-highest number in 14 years.

May 21, 2014 11:19 am
Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Memorial Day travel surges in rough winter's wake

Motorists negotiate traffic construction cones that split traffic lanes on Interstate 94 east of Ripley Street.

May 21, 2014 11:17 am

Senate panel chops another Pence priority

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, has scaled back another of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's pricey plans, this time halving Pence's proposal to immediately spend $400 million set aside last year for long-term road construction projects.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is not impressed with the proposals approved so far by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, which reached the midpoint of its 2014 legislative session Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm

South Holland gets significant federal funding for street resurfacing projects

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its approval to moving forward with a trio of street resurfacing projects that are 80 percent funded by the federal government.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am

Merrillville pursues bond for road paving

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders plan to use bond proceeds and funds from tax increment financing districts to pay for paving projects in each of Merrillville's wards.

June 29, 2013 9:15 pm

Despite higher taxes, Illinois roads worsen

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.

June 20, 2013 9:15 pm

Weekend lane closures on westbound Kingery Expressway

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a pavement patching project on westbound Interstate 80/94/the Kingery Expressway will require lane closures from Burnham Avenue to Ill. 394, weather permitting, from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday.

November 27, 2012 8:45 pm

Town plans multiple improvement projects

MERRILLVILLE | Projects to reconstruct a street and improve Town Hall are progressing.

June 12, 2012 8:13 pm

Cook County to work on three local road projects this year

Road repairs in Lansing, Lynwood and South Holland are among the 27 road projects Cook County government has included on this year's construction to-do list.

May 03, 2012 2:15 pm

Winfield Plan Commission to discuss corridor plan

WINFIELD | The town's Plan Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 10645 Randolph St.

December 23, 2011 9:45 pm

Help pantry with 5K on Oct. 15

Ignore the calendar -- fall is here. While we still have some warm weather, take a moment to think about those experiencing tough economic times.

September 20, 2011 12:00 am

Road work to restrict I-65, Ind. 51 Tuesday, Wednesday

Work to replace a culvert under Ind. 51 will close a portion of the road between U.S. 30 and 73rd Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday, Indiana Department of Transportation officials say. 

August 09, 2011 8:00 am

Road work closes 101st west of Broadway for next month

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Department of Transportation will close a portion of 101st Avenue at Broadway (Ind. 53) beginning Tuesday to widen the western portion of the intersection.

July 14, 2011 8:23 am
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