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Illinois Department of Transportation

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  • Anatomy of an Illinois patronage scandal

     Anatomy of an Illinois patronage scandal
    It began with an anonymous complaint to the state's Office of the Executive Inspector General in April 2011: The sister-in-law of the Illinois Department of Transportation's chief counsel had been hired by IDOT without an interview, the tipster alleged, and was doing secretarial work in a job designated as technical.
  • Feds subpoena emails of Quinn's ex-chief of staff

    Feds subpoena emails of Quinn's ex-chief of staff
    A federal grand jury subpoenaed emails of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's former chief of staff and two other onetime top aides as a criminal probe into a botched $54.5 million anti-violence grant program continues ahead of the November election. The...

    CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA

    CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA
    CTA efforts to reverse declining bus ridership are not being helped by the Regional Transportation Authority, which is holding back money related to the installation of special traffic signals that give buses green-light priority over other vehicles,...

    The dangers of driving through standing water

    The dangers of driving through standing water
    Don’t do it. We’ve all been warned yet most drivers have tested the unknown depths of standing water. “Water level is deceiving and people think they can get through two feet of water,” said Monique Bond, spokesperson for the...

    Cops still stopping more black and Hispanic drivers than whites: ACLU

    Cops still stopping more black and Hispanic drivers than whites: ACLU
    Police across the state have made little progress combating racial profiling, searching the cars of African-American and Latino drivers far more often than those of whites. At the same time, a decade of studying routine traffic stops shows that officers...