Illinois Department of Transportation

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Name: Illinois Department of Transportation
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 2 reports

Officials step up traffic enforcement for Labor Day weekend

EAST MOLINE -- A 22-year-old Geneseo woman who was injured by a drunk driver joined state and local law enforcement officials Wednesday to encourage motorists to be safe and responsible during Labor Day weekend.Representatives from the Illinois Department ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - 5 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Labor Day enforcement announced

-Videos - - Rockford, ILArea law enforcement gathered outside the Public Safety Building in downtown Rockford on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, with John Gomoll of the Illinois Department of Transportation to announce increased enforcement efforts aimed at ... [Published Rockford Register Star - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Strong Police Presence This Holiday Weekend

, 10:22 PM CDTIllinois State Police, the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and localagencies will be out in full force this weekend looking for drivers whoare breaking the law and trying to save lives.Wednesday, lawenforcement and the Illinois Department ... [Published My Fox Illinois - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Barrier work continues on Cedar Street Bridge

PEORIA — The Cedar Street Bridge will have intermittent lane closures beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.The lane closures will take place until 3:30 p.m. so crews can complete work on barrier walls where they had recently removed overhead signs, according ... [Published PJStar.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

US 6 set to reopen Friday

Traffic on U.S. 6 between Colona and Geneseo is set to resume Friday.Since April 30, the road has been closed while McCarthy Improvement Co. completed a $2.9 million project that included replacing a bridge over Mineral Creek east of U.S. 6's intersection ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Lane closures, controls planned for U.S. 24

PEORIA — There will be intermittent lane closures and occasional flash red light controls at U.S. Route 24 and Southwest Adams Street beginning Thursday.The lane closures and flashing red lights will occur during off-peak hours from Thursday until Sept. ... [Published PJStar.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Route 14 road construction begins Thursday

Area drivers should be aware that there may be delays on Route 14 beginning today.The Illinois Department of Transportation says that lanes will be closed on the road between Interstate 57 and the Benton Public Square.Contractors are starting a road resurfacing ... [Published Benton Evening News - 8 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Teamsters vow to fight IDOT layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions.Click to Continue » ... [Published Belleville News Democrat - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Last chance for input on bypass

After years of public hearings, environmental impact studies and more public hearings, the Illinois Department of Transportation has come up with its recommended route to get U.S. Route 51 motorists through Vandalia when the road is upgraded to four ... [Published The Leader Union - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 3 reports

Quinn deputy staff chief going to private sector

A deputy chief of staff who oversees transportation and infrastructure issues is leaving the administration of Gov. Pat Quinn, but a spokesman says Sean O’Shea’s departure is not related to recent controversy about hiring at the Illinois Department of ... [Published State Journal-Register - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Keith Sherman Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Keith Sherman has been named a senior supervising planner in the Chicago office of Parsons Brinckerhoff .In his new position, Sherman is responsible for providing planning services in support of statewide and Chicago -area planning, economic development, ... [Published Mass Transit Magazine - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Centennial bridge closure extended to Oct. 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that additional repairs to the Centennial Bridge will keep it closed until Oct. 10, four weeks longer than initially planned.According to an IDOT press release, unforeseen conditions and problems ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Aug 26 2014]

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"They call it a car accident, but it was no accident. That woman chose to get behind the wheel and drive" she added
Rauner, his eyes on the prize Nov. 4, released a statement saying, "It's time for Pat Quinn to stop misleading voters about his illegal patronage hiring schemes. This scandal goes straight to the top; there's no one left to fire except Quinn himself."
"The group is looking at bidding the water tower again," Plavec said. "It is a smaller tower. We're going to have to get bids and evaluate if it's worth investing in that old of a tank or should we look at investing in a new tower."
...O'Shea's continued state employment. "Why does a top aide that the Inspector General says approved patronage hiring still work for the governor — even months now after Quinn was shown the IG's report?" it asked

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Bernard Schoenburg: IDOT reorganization’ troubl... [Published State Journal-Register - 39 mins ago]
Labor Day enforcement announced [Published Rockford Register Star - 1 hour ago]
Strong Police Presence This Holiday Weekend [Published My Fox Illinois - 1 hour ago]
Barrier work continues on Cedar Street Bridge [Published PJStar.com - 2 hours ago]
Residents seek answers at Rockford Amtrak meeting [Published Rockford Register Star - 4 hours ago]
US 6 set to reopen Friday [Published Quad-Cities Online - 5 hours ago]
Officials step up traffic enforcement for Labor... [Published Quad-Cities Online - 5 hours ago]
The shaky mantle of 'reformer' [Published Chicago Tribune - 5 hours ago]
Illinois law enforcement ramping up patrols for... [Published Southern Illinoisan - 6 hours ago]
Downstate spread proves fertile ground for poli... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - 6 hours ago]
Red Cross Promotes Sober Driving over Labor Day [Published WYZZ-TV - 6 hours ago]
Quinn Senior Official Out; Rauner Refutes Quinn... [Published WYZZ-TV - 6 hours ago]
Lane closures, controls planned for U.S. 24 [Published PJStar.com - 6 hours ago]
Route 29 lane closures will be south of Mossville [Published PJStar.com - 6 hours ago]
Lisle police to take part in 'Drive Sober' camp... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - 7 hours ago]
Town hall meeting to focus on Amtrak [Published 13 WREX-TV - 8 hours ago]
Route 14 road construction begins Thursday [Published Benton Evening News - 8 hours ago]
Not so fast, say the grownups [Published Chicago Sun-Times - 9 hours ago]
U.S. 6 to reopen to traffic Friday [Published QC Times - 11 hours ago]
Quinn's Deputy Chief of Staff Steps Down Amid I... [Published NBC Chicago - 11 hours ago]
Last chance for input on bypass [Published The Leader Union - 13 hours ago]
Park Ridge aldermen stop red-light camera proposal [Published Park Ridge Herald Advocate - 13 hours ago]
IL 29 just north of Fairview Street near Mossville [Published Noodls - 13 hours ago]
Teamsters vow to fight IDOT layoffs [Published Belleville News Democrat - 13 hours ago]
Is this DOOM for Pat Quinn (D-INC, Illinois-GOV)? [Published RedState Blog - 14 hours ago]
Expect stepped up police enforcements for Labor... [Published Rockford Register Star - 14 hours ago]
Lane Reduction - IL Route 14 Benton, Franklin C... [Published Noodls - 15 hours ago]
Trustees begin review of new Uptown La Grange c... [Published Doings LaGrange - 15 hours ago]
Canton TIF project plans clear up somewhat [Published Canton Daily Ledger - 15 hours ago]
Summer street program will still be done, but m... [Published Kewanee Star Courier - 16 hours ago]
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Is this DOOM for Pat Quinn (D-INC, Illinois-GOV)? [Published RedState Blog - 14 hours ago]
I am hesitant to declare DOOM too early, but… wow . Chicago’s championship Little League team greeted Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with awkward silence, despite the best efforts of an enthusiastic emcee to rustle up some applause. I mean. Wow. ...
Emails Show $20 Million Pay To Play Scheme Betw... [Published RedState Blog - Jul 01 2014]
For The Good Of Illinois has unearthed evidence of a $20 million pay to play scheme involving the College of DuPage and Illinois Democrat Governor Pat Quinn. According to emails obtained by For The Good Of Illinois College of DuPage President Dr. ...
Amtrak’s New Pet-Friendly Policy [Published TIME.com - Apr 28 2014]
Illinois will be the testing ground for an Amtrak initiative that would allow pets 20-pounds and under on board. Between May 5 and Nov. 2, travelers going from Chicago to Quincy, Ill. (about a 4.5 hour trip via train) can pay $25 to bring their dogs ...
Why The Government Just Threw Down $225 Million... [Published Think Progress - Apr 07 2014]
A design rendering of the Siemens hybrid locomotives. CREDIT: Siemens The Illinois Department of Transportation signed a contract to bring a total of 32 hybrid electric-diesel trains to the United States last month. The trains will start running by ...
Siemens Awarded $225 Million Contract for Multi... [Published EON Transportation - Mar 18 2014]
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Siemens today announced that it has been awarded a $225 million contract to build 32 diesel-electric locomotives for the Multi-State passenger rail locomotive procurement being led by the Illinois Department ...
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