Illinois Department of Transportation

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Name: Illinois Department of Transportation
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Gov. Quinn joins Nippon officials to open new manufacturing plant

Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing , LLC built its first rail-car manufacturing plant in Rochelle, Ill., that included Shop 1 and Shop 2, hired 400 workers and rolled out its first rail car, the Gallery-type EMU for Metra in 2012. In April 2013 Nippon broke ... [Published Examiner.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Transportation projects keep coming, along with trucks

WILL COUNTY – When it comes to attracting transportation, distribution and logistics industries, the success of neighboring Will County is almost unprecedented.The county’s total industrial space has grown from 55 million square feet to 140 million square ... [Published Morris Daily Herald - 12 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

East Peoria engineering costs debated

Vote on repaving EastSide Centre lot prompts questions EAST PEORIA — An unusual division emerged among members of the City Council this week over an unlikely topic:Engineering fees.Commissioner Chad Joos said he was “shocked” by the engineering costs ... [Published Taft Midway Driller - 14 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Lane to close on I-80 bridge in Rock Island County

Drivers can expect a lane to be closed on I-80 in Rock Island County.From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 a lane will be closed on the bridge over the Mississippi River.According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, consultants will ... [Published WQAD - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

I-74 lane closures announced by IDOT

PEORIA — Intermittent lane closures are planned Thursday through Aug. 9, except for Sunday, on Interstate 74 from Sterling Avenue to University Avenue.The closures, which also will affect ramps, will be between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day on both eastbound ... [Published PJStar.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

IDOT discusses next phase of high speed rail

at 11:41 AM CDTNORMAL, Ill. -- Representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation met in Normal Tuesday to discuss the next phase of high-speed rail work from Chenoa to Atlanta, Illinois.The work will begin in September and October and will ... [Published Central illinois News Center - 21 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Update on repairs to the US 67 Centennial Bridge

Press release submitted by IDOTDixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to the construction project to make repairs to the US 67 Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River, The bridge will be closed on Sunday ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

DATS begins East Main discussion

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Transportation Study, along with the city and The Lakota Group, invite the public to join them in a new way to help imagine the future of Danville’s East Main Street Corridor.An online virtual public engagement forum has been ... [Published Commercial-News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Ask The Times: Route 23 resurfacing

Q. When are they going to resurface Route 23 just north of Streator? They did patchwork from all the destruction during the winter, but it's still horrible.A. According to City Engineer Jeremy Palm, the Illinois Department of Transportation will open ... [Published InOttawa.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Quinn's new ad criticizes his Democratic colleagues

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn has debuted a new television ad in his bid for re-election against businessman Bruce Rauner.But rather than directly targeting the well-funded Republican, Quinn uses the 60-second spot to look at fellow Democrats who control ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Colona approves treatment plant project change

COLONA – Aldermen on Monday approved a new completion date for the $1.8 million water treatment plant improvement project.The original bid called for completion by Dec. 1, but because the project was re-engineered when it came in $600,000 over budget, ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Two lanes closed on I-74 from Knoxville to Madison avenues

The two right lanes of eastbound Interstate 74 will be closed between Knoxville Avenue and Madison Avenue in Peoria from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The lane closures are necessary for sign replacement work to be completed.Illinois Department of Transportation ... [Published Washington Times Reporter - Jul 29 2014]

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While the county would prefer not to have extra traffic running through the intersection, "we understand this is a very rough crossing that cannot be put off until our project is completed" said Glenn Petko, engineer of construction for the Lake County Division of Transportation
"We will now be able to fabricate, weld and assemble parts for our car body shells right here, making Nippon Sharyo a 100% Buy America compliant rail car builder,” Nippon Sharyo Chairman Katsuyuki Ikushima said. “From start to finish our rail cars will be made in the U S for use in the U S I hope we will become the top passenger railcar builder in North America.”"
Quinn's campaign said the spot highlights the governor's work to lead Illinois' comeback "after inheriting a triple crisis of corruption, financial mismanagement and the worst recession since the Great Depression."
"Only in Illinois, would a governor launch a TV ad like this on the same day his lawyers are defending illegal patronage hiring in court" Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf said

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Construction of third parking deck tier to begi... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - 10 hours ago]
Gov. Quinn joins Nippon officials to open new m... [Published Examiner.com - 12 hours ago]
Chuck Sweeny: Pour the sake, catch the Team Roc... [Published Rockford Register Star - 12 hours ago]
Transportation projects keep coming, along with... [Published Morris Daily Herald - 12 hours ago]
East Peoria engineering costs debated [Published Taft Midway Driller - 14 hours ago]
Lane to close on I-80 bridge in Rock Island County [Published WQAD - 14 hours ago]
I-74 lane closures announced by IDOT [Published PJStar.com - 15 hours ago]
Railroad crossing work to close Route 120 in Gr... [Published Chicago Daily Herald - 15 hours ago]
Former Aurora banquet hall being remodeled, wil... [Published The Beacon News - 19 hours ago]
IDOT discusses next phase of high speed rail [Published Central illinois News Center - 21 hours ago]
Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippo... [Published Illinois.gov - 22 hours ago]
Update on repairs to the US 67 Centennial Bridge [Published Quad-Cities Online - 23 hours ago]
Lane closure to be installed on I-80 in R.I. Co... [Published Quad-Cities Online - 23 hours ago]
Russell Wilson [Published Register News - Jul 30 2014]
DATS begins East Main discussion [Published Commercial-News - Jul 30 2014]
Ask The Times: Route 23 resurfacing [Published InOttawa.com - Jul 30 2014]
Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore... [Published Red Eye Chicago - Jul 30 2014]
Quinn's new ad criticizes his Democratic collea... [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 30 2014]
Quinn's new ad criticizes his Democratic collea... [Published QC Times - Jul 29 2014]
Briefs: Saturday backpack giveaway, 'Walk for W... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 29 2014]
Colona approves treatment plant project change [Published Quad-Cities Online - Jul 29 2014]
New normal’ for brain injury victim and his family [Published State Journal-Register - Jul 29 2014]
Residents oppose extending street to Savoy Walmart [Published News Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Two lanes closed on I-74 from Knoxville to Madi... [Published Washington Times Reporter - Jul 29 2014]
I-74 sign replacements will cause lane closures [Published PJStar.com - Jul 29 2014]
• Construction Alert July 28, 2014 [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
SMTD board eyes more south-side routes [Published State Journal-Register - Jul 29 2014]
Public meeting Tuesday set on high-speed rail [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 29 2014]
Interstate 55/70 down to one lane [Published Belleville News Democrat - Jul 28 2014]
NB I-55/70 down to 1 lane during rush hour [Published KSDK NewsChannel 5 - Jul 28 2014]
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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 ...
Siemens Awarded $225 Million Contract for Multi... [Published EON Manufacturing - 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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