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  • Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes

    Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to task Thursday for failing to dump all of the politically connected people hired as “staff assistants” at the Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the state needs a change from years of cronyism.
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...

    Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future

    Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future
    North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...

    Emanuel names former IDOT manager to succeed Sandi Jackson

    Emanuel names former IDOT manager to succeed Sandi Jackson
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he has appointed a former Illinois Department of Transportation special projects manager to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman. Natashia Holmes left IDOT in 2012 and recently worked as a project manager...

    Feds: Silver Line Will Increase Bus Ridership

    Feds: Silver Line Will Increase Bus Ridership
    A new, faster bus line is headed to Greater Grand Rapids, called the Silver Lane. It's supposed to go from Downtown Grand Rapids, all the way to Kentwood down Division Avenue. The project comes with a high price tag. "Today, on behalf of President Obama...