Report: IDOT Crews Dumped Roadkill Alongside Edens

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Disciplinary action is reportedly in store for some Illinois Department of Transportation workers accused of dumping roadkill instead of disposing of it properly.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Conway reports, the Chicago Sun-Times says the carcasses of several dead deer and a dog were found last year behind a vacant building on Frontage Road, near Tower Road, along the west side of the Edens Expressway in Northfield.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Conway reports

The Sun-Times says Northfield police first investigated, and later contacted, IDOT when one of the department workers admitted he had left a dead dog on the property.

Police had seen a pickup truck driven by IDOT worker Charlie Otto leaving the property, and noticed that there was fresh blood on the bed of the truck, the Sun-Times reported. He agreed to remove the dog corpse, the newspaper reported.

There was no evidence that Otto was responsible for dumping the deer carcasses, the newspaper reported.

After determining its employees were responsible for the dumping, IDOT now apologized for what it calls unacceptable and appalling conduct, the Sun-Times reported.

An Illinois state law requires animal carcasses to either be incinerated or buried on state property.

  • franz

    Nah don’t be grateful for your high paying job with extreme benefits…Duck and hide and try everything in your power to do as little as possible.

    Hey and don’t worry about getting fired… the union has your back! Especially if you are connected to some higher up hack that got you the job because he knows somebody who knows somebody and you always worked hard at selling those tickets to the political fundraisers

    This x 10,000+ other dead beat workers from teachers to double dipping union thieves is why we have potholes and high taxes and the state is in dire financial shape

    • THEE Yard Ape

      BRAVO !!!!!!!!! Nothing like 3 trucks and 10 workers to pick up a dead possum!!!!!

  • Spookiest spook

    The Englewood way. Dump, dash and dispose.

  • Taxpayer

    Teachers have “the lemon dance” and IDOT has “roadkill hop”. I want my money back!!!!

  • Lyndia

    Dat be dinner right there!

    • NWA

      true dat Lyndia, true dat.


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