Environmental Groups Sue Over Illiana Tollway ApprovalIllinois environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the proposed Illiana Tollway. They claim federal approval relied on faulty information and didn't adequately consider environmental impacts.
As Key Vote Looms, Illiana Expressway Foes Ramp Up Another crucial vote on the controversial proposed Illiana Expressway is just weeks away, and opponents are gearing up by branding it one of the biggest "boondoggles" in the country.
Environmental Group Sues To Block Illiana ExpresswayWhen a starter herd of Bison comes to the Chicago area, it'll have a real home on the range to come home to, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Illiana Planners Don't Expect To Begin Construction Until 2015An agreement on the toll charge has not been reached. Indiana plans to partner with a developer to build the highway as a toll road primarily for truck traffic. The highway is estimated to cost about $300 million.
Illiana Expressway Agreement Would Mandate $250M From IllinoisThe public-private development would fund the proposed Illiana toll road, a 47-mile east-west road connecting Interstate 55 near Wilmington, Ill., and Interstate 65 near Lowell, Ind.
Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana TollwayChicago 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.
Illiana Corridor Eligible For Federal FundsThe Illiana Corridor would stretch from Interstate 55 to Indiana’s Interstate 65, linking Will County and Indiana’s Lake County.
Illiana Gets Green Light; Awaits Federal ApprovalThe Illiana Expressway zoomed into the fast lane Thursday with support coming at about a 3-1 margin from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
Kirk, Indiana Senator Tout Benefits Of Illiana ExpresswayThe proposed 47-mile tollway would link Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana.
Upcoming Votes To Determine Fate Of Illiana Expressway Do or die time is nearing for the Illiana Expressway. WBBM's Veronica Carter reports there are a couple of key votes coming up this month that will either set the project in motion or send it back to the drawing board.
Illiana Expressway Planning In High GearIDOT 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.
Illiana Expressway Approved By Committee Plans to build a toll road connecting two interstate highways though the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana was approved by a planning committee on Thursday
Planning Group Votes Against Proposed Illiana ExpresswayMayor Emanuel says he agrees with Governor Pat Quinn that the State needs to invest in transportation including roads, bridges and mass transit, but he doesn’t back the Governor on the proposed Illiana Corridor toll road that would connect I-55 near Wilmington to I-65 in Indiana.
Illinois Transit Secretary Says Illiana Expressway Will Boost Freight Traffic
Indiana, Illinois Governors Endorse Illiana ExpresswayThe governors of Indiana and Illinois have given their endorsement to a planned 47-mile expressway aimed at relieving traffic congestion in the Chicago area and creating jobs in both states.