Reconstruction won’t happen until at least 2020, but design planning and advance work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) will begin as early as 2018 between Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont and 95th Street in Oak Lawn.
Destiny Horton’s happy last hours were spent with her cousin and other relatives at Great America. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Three people were ejected from a 2002 Ford Explorer on the Tri-State near Half Day Road around 10:30 p.m., when the SUV blew a tire, went out of control, and struck a guardrail, according to Illinois State Police. A 14-year-old girl who was thrown from the SUV was hit by a semi-trailer truck, and pronounced dead at the scene.
The project is part of a $2.5 billion plan to widen and rebuild the Jane Addams (I-90), according to the Illinois Tollway.
About 7:30 p.m., Sgt. Mike Dwyer was on-duty and driving west on Tri-State Tollway near the Halsted Street bridge in East Hazel Crest when he saw a man sitting on the bridge.
An Illinois Tollway committee on Thursday recommended increasing speed limits on portions of the Tri-State, Reagan Memorial and Veterans Memorial tollways, but not to the 70 mph allowed under a new law.
An Illinois State Toll Highway Authority committee has recommended increasing speed limits on parts of three tollways.
Illinois State Police said a car crashed into the back of a semi in the northbound lanes of the Tri-=State, just south of the Reagan Memorial Tollway. A second car crashed into the back of the first.
Two Chicago area interstates that have crossed paths for years, but never before connected to each other, should finally link up at the end of the month when a new interchange opens in the south suburbs.
Illinois State Police said a Toyota Camry heading south on Interstate 294 struck a construction vehicle parked on the side of the road near Kedzie around 10:50 p.m. The driver of the Camry was ejected from the vehicle, onto the roadway, where he was hit by a semi-trailer truck.
A semi-trailer truck rolled over on the northbound Tri-State Tollway, spilling its load of plastic beads, and snarling the morning commute early Monday.
A truck driver from Wisconsin was set to appear in court on Wednesday to face felony charges in a fiery crash that killed Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter in March.
Three children were among six people injured in a rollover crash on the Tri-State Tollway in west suburban Northlake early Monday.
At least 16 people were injured in a major accident Friday morning on the Tri-State Tollway near Great America in Gurnee.
A man was injured early Friday when his car was hit by a flatbed tow truck, and pinned against a concrete barrier along I-294 near Alsip.
A truck fire shut down the Tri-State tollway on Tuesday morning near the Wisconsin border.
The truck driver involved in the fiery Tri-State Tollway crash last month that killed an Illinois State Police trooper allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel before the truck he was driving veered out of its lane, according to a report obtained by the Sun-Times.
Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said, according to preliminary reports, a truck rear-ended a car on I-294 near Lake Street sometime between 5:45 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday.
The 1998 Truck Tractor semi truck was traveling on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) when it attempted to exit at 95th Street but rolled over on the southbound ramp.
James Sauter died Thursday night when a semi-tractor-trailer truck slammed into his state police cruiser on the Tri-State Tollway.