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Illiana Expressway is 47 miles of political black ice

Illiana Expressway is 47 miles of political black ice

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The Indiana and Illinois transportation departments are fast-tracking the process of imposing the private Illiana tollway.

"Public meetings" — their usual dog-and-pony shows — are to be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Lowell Middle School and on Feb. 19th at the Local 150 Training Center, near Wilmington. This will fulfill their requirement of getting public input on their Tier 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Why isn't it being held at Wilmington High School? The people of Local 150 would pave through the Garden of Eden if given a fat government contract!

If the Lowell schools are closed, they'll move it to Hebron, several miles past the proposed Illiana.

We'll get two minutes to speak! The gun to our collective heads is wrapped in velvet.

The people of Illinois and Indiana are being taken for a long and very dangerous ride, rubber-stamped by the gutless politicians, buttered up to approve it.

- Anthony Rayson, Outreach Coordinator for No Illiana 4 Us, Monee

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