road construction

Jane Byrne Interchange. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Road Program Not Enough To Keep Highways Acceptable

Illinois transportation officials have announced an $8.4 billion, six-year program to improve roads and bridges. But the Illinois Transportation Department warned in an announcement Thursday it won’t be enough to keep the overall condition of the state’s infrastructure from deteriorating.

05/15/2015

Road Work

Oak Park Avenue Construction Work Might Unearth Indigent Caskets In Dunning

Historians have raised questions about a road reconstruction project in the Dunning neighborhood, because they believe there’s a good chance crews will find hundreds of caskets from when the area was a cemetery.

05/01/2015

Construction in the Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Construction Causing Headaches For Loop Drivers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams explain why so much work is being done right now.

04/22/2015

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Construction Prompts Overnight Closures On Eisenhower, Dan Ryan

Construction will prompt a string of overnight closures on the Eisenhower and Dan Ryan expressways from Saturday night until early Tuesday.

04/11/2015

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Cook County To Spend $38 Million On Summer Road Construction Projects

Cook County will spend about $38 million on road construction projects in 28 suburbs throughout Cook County this spring and summer, officials announced Wednesday.

04/08/2015

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Toll Plaza Work To Close Tri-State Ramp Lanes Starting Monday

Construction scheduled to begin Monday at two O’Hare toll plazas will cause daily lane closures on Tri-State Tollway ramps in northwest suburban Rosemont next week.

03/21/2015

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Overnight I-90 Lane Closures To Start Monday For Bridge Construction

Daily overnight lane and ramp closures are expected to begin Monday on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway for bridge construction at Barrington Road in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.

01/10/2015

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IDOT Reminds Drivers To Slow Down In Construction Zones

It might not be prime road construction weather yet, but spring and summer are primed to be full of roadwork projects throughout the Chicago area.

04/14/2014

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

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Road Construction Might Put A Bump In Summer Travel

Planning on driving home from a long weekend in Lake Geneva? Heading west to Elgin? Or landing at O’Hare International Airport late at night? Get ready for some heartburn.

05/28/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Governor OKs More Money For Road Projects, DCFS

Illinois road construction projects will get a $675 million boost this spring under a package of short-term spending projects Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Thursday that Republicans complained was rushed through with little input from taxpayers.

02/08/2013

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

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Prominent Businessman Leads Protest Over Lack Of Construction Jobs For Blacks

The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

Officials, Labor Leaders Celebrate Federal Transportation Plan

Labor leaders joined Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in taking a victory lap on Friday to celebrate President Barack Obama signing the new $105 billion federal transportation bill.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Road Closed

Report: Road Construction Money Went To Jobs Program Under Blagojevich

The Illinois executive inspector general says the state Department of Transportation directed $3.1 million in road construction money to go to a summer jobs program for teens in Chicago during the Blagojevich administration.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin, Business Leaders Frustrated With Transit Funding Deadlock

Road and mass transit construction projects nationwide could begin grinding to a halt next week unless a deadlock over funding is broken in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is getting impatient.

WBBM Newsradio–03/26/2012

Road Closed

Strike Halts Road Projects In Northwest Indiana

Drivers in Northwest Indiana are getting a reprieve from roadwork.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Congress Parkway Artist Rendering (City Of Chicago)

Congress Parkway Getting A Makeover

Downtown project to bring wider sidewalks, less zig-zagging of lanes, new traffic signals, new turn lanes.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010