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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana are getting a reprieve from roadwork.
Downtown project to bring wider sidewalks, less zig-zagging of lanes, new traffic signals, new turn lanes.