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Illinois Department of Transportation

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  • Report slams IDOT political hiring

    Report slams IDOT political hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics investigator found.
  • Time to build Peotone Airport or walk away

    State leaders are talking again about that little town 44 miles south of Chicago. Peotone. Followed by "airport." Peotone has been the designated site for a new regional airport for more than 20 years. On paper. Not a single spade of dirt has turned....

    Heavy rain shuts down Eisenhower for third time this summer

    Heavy rain shuts down Eisenhower for third time this summer
    For the third time this summer, heavy storms shut down the Eisenhower Expressway¬† after sewer back-ups caused flooding and buckling of the pavement near the Des Plaines River. This morning’s heavy rain flooded the same stretch hit by a storm on...

    Speed limit on Waukegan Road in Northbrook debated

    Speed limit on Waukegan Road in Northbrook debated
    For Katherine Marek, hearing the squeal of tires and the bang of smashing metal and plastic outside of her Northbrook house is common. A kitchen window at Marek's house faces the busy Waukegan Road, and Marek said she has heard or seen the aftermath...

    Parts of 175th Street in Tinley Park to close

    Parts of 175th Street in Tinley Park to close
    Parts of 175th Street in Tinley Park will be closed for the next month as the Illinois Department of Transportation continues construction along LaGrange Road. 175th Street will be closed between LaGrange and 94th Avenue starting Aug. 22, IDOT officials...