Ray LaHood

This is one view of an area along the Chicago River that would be rebuilt for recreational purposes. (Chicago City Hall)

Emanuel, LaHood Unveil Chicago River Revamp

The Chicago River, once an old industrial pathway, would be transformed into the city’s new recreational frontier, under a project that hinges on an expected $100 million loan announced Thursday.


File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed Rail

Want to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Egypt’s Treatment Of U.S. Visitors, Including Cabinet Member’s Son, An ‘Outrage’

The American citizens facing criminal trial in the troubled nation include Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Peoria.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces federal grants for Chicago on Thursday. (CBS)

CTA’s Early Christmas Present: Federal Bucks To Help Renovate Blue Line

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to Chicago with $44 million, and much of it will go to repair about 3.5 miles of CTA Blue Line track between Damen and Belmont. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with Rep. Bobby Rush and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local Jobs

The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden To Lead White House Contingent At Emanuel’s Inauguration

Vice President Joe Biden and other White House dignitaries will be on hand Monday when Chicago’s next mayor is sworn in.


Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emanuel To Give Plans To U.S. Transport Secretary

During a visit to Chicago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered no federal commitments to help rebuild or expand the region’s deteriorating transit system.


Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley, Airline CEOs To Meet In Washington

Former U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, who now serves as President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary, is stepping in to mediate the ongoing feud between Mayor Richard M. Daley and two major airlines.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Super Bowl XLV

Milwaukee Mayor, J-Lo Among Guest List For Obama’s Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and Barack Obama is throwing a Super Bowl Party and rooting for the Packers, even though he prides himself as a Bears fan. Among his guest list are the mayor of Milwaukee, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.


French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Illinois To Get Rail Money Rejected By Ohio, Wisconsin

Illinois will get a portion of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money that newly-elected governors in Ohio and Wisconsin do not want.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2010

Mayor Daley and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announce plans for a third air traffic control tower at O'Hare.  (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Transportation Chief Ray LaHood Predicts Emanuel Will Win

During an appearance in Chicago today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seemed to assume that former White House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel will become the city’s next mayor.


O'Hare Airport (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Third Control Tower In Works For O’Hare

With an eye toward increasing safety and decreasing delays, the federal government will provide money to design a third air traffic control tower at O’Hare International Airport.