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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner: IDOT Jobs Could Have Gone To Veterans

Taking aim at one of Governor Pat Quinn’s key constituencies, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner unveiled a coalition of veterans who support him on Tuesday.

09/02/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor’s office favors.

08/26/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Inspector General: IDOT Circumvented Hiring Rules

The state’s top investigator has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/23/2014

Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Will Highways Become Tollways?

The federal gas tax – 18.4 cents a gallon — hasn’t gone up in 20 years, even though construction costs have. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

06/05/2014

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Condo Residents: State Wetlands Project Has Caused Flooding

These aren’t the wetlands the North Chicago residents imagined: cars under water, condominiums flooded and a major mess to clean up after storms May 13. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

05/30/2014

A Chicago snow plow patrols city streets early Wednesday, when a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of flakes on Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Long Hours By Plow Drivers Could Pose Safety Risk

Should all truck drivers have to obey the same hourly limits? Including snow plow drivers? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look in this Original Report.

01/29/2014

Renato V. Velasquez. (Credit: State Police)

Driver Charged In I-88 Crash That Killed Tollway Worker

An Illinois Tollway maintenance worker was killed, and an Illinois State Police trooper was injured when a semi-tractor trailer crashed into their vehicles on the Reagan Memorial Tollway near Aurora.

01/27/2014

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Traffic Deaths On Illinois Roadways Increase In 2013

More people have already died on Illinois roads this year compared to the last couple of years.

12/30/2013

Expressway Traffic

New 70 MPH Speed Limits On Illinois Highways Take Effect In January

Most areas that will see speed limits raised from 65 mph to 70 mph are outside the Chicago metropolitan area, according to a map released Friday by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

12/27/2013

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Non-Emergency Roadwork Suspended During Holidays

All non-emergency road construction will be halted and some lanes will reopen throughout the state over the holiday.

12/23/2013

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First Meeting Held On Proposed Improvements To Lake Shore Drive

The City and State Departments of Transportation Tuesday night hosted the first of a series of meetings on proposed improvements to North Lake Shore Drive.

08/06/2013

Jerry Zanayed, owner of Foremost Liquors. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Road Construction Frustrates Businesses Near Lincoln And Peterson

Chicago businesses around Lincoln and Peterson say they are suffering – and some have closed – because of road construction in the area that has been going on almost two years, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

06/12/2013

Orange construction barrels signify the summer road-repair season. (CBS)

Get Ready For The Headache-Inducing Road Projects Of Summer

CBS 2 traffic reporter Derrick Young takes a look at a few of the biggest projects that will affect your commute.

05/17/2013

Melissa Ledezma (at podium), the mother of 16-year old Tyler Ledezma who died in a car crash nearly three years ago because he was not wearing his seat belt.  (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

State, Local Police To Step Up Enforcement Of Traffic Violations

State and local police say they’re beefing up traffic patrol as we move toward the Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

05/13/2013

New 7th Ward Ald. Natashia Holmes. (CBS)

IDOT Worker Picked To Replace Jackson As 7th Ward Alderman

A onetime Illinois Department of Transportation employee has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th).

02/11/2013

Snow Plow (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Measurable Snow Causes A Few Problems

After a season of nearly no snow, the state’s plow drivers are in full gear this Saturday morning. Overnight on the Kennedy Expressway, drivers slowed down to better navigate the snowy, slushy mess.

02/02/2013

Chicago's infamous Circle Interchange. (CBS)

IDOT Considers Adding Quick-Toll Lanes To Chicago Expressways

Chicago motorists could move along a little faster on the Dan Ryan, Eisenhower or Kennedy — for a price — under a concept transportation officials are considering.

01/07/2013

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Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With Corruption

A Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

10/16/2012

IDOT Worker Hit-And-Run

IDOT Worker Struck, Critically Hurt By Hit-And-Run Driver

An Illinois Department of Transportation minuteman was lending a helping hand to a driver in need, but now he is fighting for his life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Roadkill

Report: IDOT Crews Dumped Roadkill Alongside Edens

Disciplinary action is reportedly in store for some Illinois Department of Transportation workers accused of dumping roadkill instead of disposing of it properly.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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