Illiana Expressway

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

As Key Vote Looms, Illiana Expressway Foes Ramp Up

Another crucial vote on the controversial proposed Illiana Expressway is just weeks away, and opponents are gearing up by branding it one of the biggest “boondoggles” in the country.

09/17/2014

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Environmental Group Sues To Block Illiana Expressway

When a starter herd of Bison comes to the Chicago area, it’ll have a real home on the range to come home to, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/05/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Planners Don’t Expect To Begin Construction Until 2015

An agreement on the toll charge has not been reached. Indiana plans to partner with a developer to build the highway as a toll road primarily for truck traffic. The highway is estimated to cost about $300 million.

06/20/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Expressway Agreement Would Mandate $250M From Illinois

The public-private development would fund the proposed Illiana toll road, a 47-mile east-west road connecting Interstate 55 near Wilmington, Ill., and Interstate 65 near Lowell, Ind.

05/07/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn’t have authority to develop it.

04/18/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Corridor Eligible For Federal Funds

The Illiana Corridor would stretch from Interstate 55 to Indiana’s Interstate 65, linking Will County and Indiana’s Lake County.

03/18/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Gets Green Light; Awaits Federal Approval

The Illiana Expressway zoomed into the fast lane Thursday with support coming at about a 3-1 margin from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

12/13/2013

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Kirk, Indiana Senator Tout Benefits Of Illiana Expressway

The proposed 47-mile tollway would link Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana.

12/06/2013

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Upcoming Votes To Determine Fate Of Illiana Expressway

Do or die time is nearing for the Illiana Expressway. WBBM’s Veronica Carter reports there are a couple of key votes coming up this month that will either set the project in motion or send it back to the drawing board.

12/02/2013

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Illiana Expressway Planning In High Gear

IDOT hopes to have some final issues resolved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal environmental protection agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the end of this month.

11/05/2013

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Illiana Expressway Approved By Committee

Plans to build a toll road connecting two interstate highways though the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana was approved by a planning committee on Thursday

10/17/2013

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Planning Group Votes Against Proposed Illiana Expressway

Mayor Emanuel says he agrees with Governor Pat Quinn that the State needs to invest in transportation including roads, bridges and mass transit, but he doesn’t back the Governor on the proposed Illiana Corridor toll road that would connect I-55 near Wilmington to I-65 in Indiana.

10/09/2013

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Illinois Transit Secretary Says Illiana Expressway Will Boost Freight Traffic

Illinois is putting on a full court press to sell the idea of the Illiana Expressway to join I-55 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana to the east. State Transportation Secretary Anne Schneider hosted reporters […]

10/07/2013

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Indiana, Illinois Governors Endorse Illiana Expressway

The governors of Indiana and Illinois have given their endorsement to a planned 47-mile expressway aimed at relieving traffic congestion in the Chicago area and creating jobs in both states.

09/28/2013

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Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

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Lawmakers OK Plan For Illiana Expressway

Illinois lawmakers have fast-tracked a plan to relieve traffic congestion on Chicago area and northwest Indiana interstates.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

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Landowners Worry About Planned Illinois-Indiana Expressway

Residents along the proposed highway linking Illinois and Indiana through Will County are anxiously waiting to see if lawmakers will give the state quick-take powers to snap up their land.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012