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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.


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


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

State employee Louis Capuzi, 54, is accused of burglary following a sting by suburban police. (DuPage County Sheriff's Department)

State Employee Was Member Of Burglary Ring, Authorities Say

It’s not the first time Louis Capuzi, 54, has been accused of breaking into homes. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


One hardware store is not moving the ice scrapers and snow shovels. (CBS)

Snow Shovels, Ice Scrapers Stay On Shelves With Winter’s Mild Beginning

Residents may be enjoying the mild weather so far this winter, but it’s not so nice for some businesses. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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Animal Rights Group Wants Highway Memorial For Dead Cows

An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle that died when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks.


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Motorists Heading To Midway Airport Will Deal With Detours

City officials are warning travelers to factor in extra time to get to the airport. The ramps are expected to be closed for the next year.


Road Work

Work Zone Memorial Makes Appearance At State Fair

The National Work Zone Memorial has made its way to the Illinois State Fair for the fourth time, and organizers continue hoping it drives home the message of safe driving.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

File Photo (Getty Images)

IDOT Official Busted For Not Wearing Seat Belt

The Illinois Department of Transportation has suspended one of its top officials after he was ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Congress Parkway Bridge

Congress Parkway Bridge Project Taking Longer Than Planned

Motorists on the Eisenhower Expressway and elsewhere are not imagining it – Illinois Department of Transportation officials agree that rebuilding the Congress Parkway Bridge is taking a lot longer than originally expected.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

IDOT Truck

Quinn Names New Acting Head Of IDOT

Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday announced the appointment of Ann L. Schneider as acting Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Road Work Ahead

Road Work Suspended For July 4 Holiday

The holiday driving should be easier, with many road workers taking a long weekend too.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

IDOT Truck

Audit: IDOT Failed To Keep Track Of Employee Pay

The Illinois Department of Transportation didn’t keep adequate track of employee pay during the 2010 fiscal year, and it’s keeping quiet about what’s being done to fix the problem.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2011

Road Work Ahead

“Illinois Jobs Now” Helps Pave The Way

Illinois plans to repair more than 3,200 miles of road and replace or fix 611 bridges over the next six years as part of the latest update to the state road program


High-Speed Train (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Illinois Seeking Two Grants For High-Speed Train Project

Illinois is working with three other states to secure nearly $1 billion in the latest redistribution of Obama administration high-speed rail money.


Debbie Halvorson

Halvorson Hopes For IDOT Post

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson hopes that when Gov. Pat Quinn picks someone new to replace the outgoing Illinois Department of Transportation secretary in the next couple of months, he will pick her.


Draft Beer

Cops Looking Out For Impaired Drivers

St. Patrick’s revelers beware — the Illinois State Police, as well as many municipal police agencies, are cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend and the consequences for getting caught driving drunk are significant, for drivers and party hosts alike.


Shooting Victim On Bishop Ford

Driver Flags Down IDOT Worker After Being Shot

A driver on the Bishop Ford Freeway pulled over and flagged down an Illinois Department of Transportation worker overnight.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

Pace Buses Will Ride On Stevenson Expressway

Pace express buses will begin riding the shoulders of the Stevenson Expressway this fall, in an attempt to speed up schedules.

WBBM Newsradio–02/17/2011

IDOT Zero Weather Patrol

Emergency Patrols Help Drivers In Brutal Cold

Emergency crews are out in force this morning, to make sure you don’t get stranded in the dangerous cold as you head out to work.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011