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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.

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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

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Plan To Add Lanes To Kennedy Expressway Motoring Ahead

Adding two extra lanes to the westernmost stretch of the Kennedy Expressway doesn’t bother Demetrios Agalianos. But a wall just feet from his Northwest Side home — meant to lessen noise from the busy expressway — isn’t sounding as sweet

02/14/2014

An SUV crashed into the back of an Illinois Department of Transportation Truck that was stopped on the Kennedy Expressway Sunday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

SUV Crashes Into IDOT Truck On Kennedy Expressway

The IDOT worker was getting into the truck about 11 p.m. after helping a motorist fix a flat tire on the southbound shoulder of the Kennedy near Addison Street when a 22-year-old man driving an SUV slammed into the back of the truck.

02/03/2014

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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

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

More Cops Than Ever Looking For Drunk, Distracted Drivers

Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.

08/29/2013

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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

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Quinn OKs Peotone Airport Legislation, Daley Calls 3rd Airport ‘Cruel Hoax’

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation putting the state’s Department of Transportation in charge of building and managing an airport in south suburban Peotone, but Democratic rival Bill Daley slammed the long-stalled plans for a third regional airport a “cruel hoax.”

07/25/2013

The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Circle Interchange Overhaul Set To Begin

To reduce congestion, construction was launched Wednesday on a four-year, $475 million construction project, which Quinn’s office says will create thousands of jobs.

07/17/2013

The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Circle Interchange Plan Gets Favorable Reviews From Final Public Hearing

Comments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.

06/27/2013

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

IDOT Secretary Urges Lawmakers To Reject 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit

The state’s top transportation official would like to slow momentum for a move to increase the top speed limit in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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IDOT: Traffic Crash Deaths Outpacing 2012 So Far This year

IDOT message boards list the total number of confirmed traffic deaths as 234 through Friday, but according to IDOT Traffic Safety director John Webber, that does not include a deadly crash near in the north suburbs Friday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2013

Stacey Simmons is worried a state road project will make her condo less desirable. (CBS)

Condo Owners Want To Put Brakes On New Ramp For Circle Interchange

A proposed ramp connecting the Eisenhower and the Kennedy would come within 7 feet of a West Loop condo building. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

04/01/2013

The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

State Seeking To Rebuild Circle Interchange To Ease Congestion

Relief could be on the way for commuters frustrated by the consistent gridlock they face on the Circle Interchange just west of downtown.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

An IDOT message board displays the number of people killed in car crashes in Illinois in 2012. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

IDOT To Continue Displaying Traffic Fatality Figures On Highway Signs

There were 957 people killed on Illinois roads last year and, if you drive Illinois expressways and tollways, no doubt you’ve noticed the traffic fatality counts climbing since the summer on IDOT message boards.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage during a mild start to the 2011-2012 winter season. (Credit: CBS)

IDOT Ready To Clear Highways When Snowstorm Hits

It’s going to get progressively worse on Chicago area roads this afternoon and evening as the winter’s first snowstorm moves through, but the Illinois Department of Transportation said it’s ready to keep highways as clear as possible.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

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Cops To Be Out In Force To Catch Drunk Drivers On Labor Day Weekend

Illinois safety officials have a new Labor Day mantra, as they try to stem the state’s rising highway death toll.

WBBM Newsradio–08/29/2012

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Plans Called Off For Prairie Highway In Kendall County

The plug has been pulled on a $1 billion highway project to connect I-88 to I-80 in the far western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Police To Target Drunken Drivers Statewide During Labor Day Holiday

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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Blacks, Hispanics Still More Likely To Get Traffic Tickets In Illinois

If you’re black or brown, you’re still more likely to get a traffic ticket in Illinois than if you’re white.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

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