After Lengthy Delays, Project To Install Surveillance Cameras On Chicago Expressways Finally Showing Progress
Graffiti Plagues Jane Byrne Interchange Construction Zone, And IDOT Has A Hard Time Getting Some Of It OffAs construction projects go, so does graffiti – even in the riskiest places to tag.
While Completion Remains Far Off, Two Ramps Are Set To Open On Jane Byrne InterchangeIt’s years overdue and still far from completion, but the Illinois Department of Transportation said the pricey Jane Byrne Interchange Project will reach some major milestones in the days and weeks ahead.
Pieces Of Metal, Car Parts, And Other Debris On Expressways -- How Is IDOT Handling It?Pieces of metal and broken car parts are seen sitting on the side of busy Chicago highways.
Lynwood Neighbors Put Off By State's Plan To Take Land For Bike PathThe State of Illinois is planning a $154,000 bike path alongside a road construction project in the south suburbs – and the state is threatening to take over some private land to do it.
Victim's Mother Wants Action As State Government Gridlock Ties Up Program To Prevent Expressway ShootingsGovernment gridlock is tying up a program meant to deter gunfire on Illinois expressways.
IDOT Warns Drivers Of Heavy Snow, Dangerous Road Conditions In Downstate IllinoisWhile only light snow is expected for the Chicago area Sunday night into Monday morning, the Illinois Department of Transportation had a warning for drivers in downstate counties – where several inches could fall.
IDOT Mourns Landscaping Contractor Killed By Vehicle In Mount ProspectThe Illinois Department of Transportation on Monday mourned the loss of a landscaping contractor who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Mount Prospect over the weekend.
Man Says He Got No Help After Car Was Damaged By Gravel-Spilling TruckCars were swerving as a trucker headed down the road, apparently oblivious to rocks pouring from his truck. That is what a suburban man said happened on his commute – and when he tried to get help, he couldn’t find any.
Driver Accused Of Striking IDOT Worker Could Face Tougher Penalties If Convicted Under New LawAn Illinois Department of Transportation worker was helping out a driver on the Eisenhower Expressway recently, when Illinois State Police said a drunken driver sent him to the hospital.
Gunshot Victim's Car Strikes IDOT Truck On ExpresswayA gunshot victim's car crashed into an IDOT worker's truck Sunday morning.
A Month After Governor Signed Law To Upgrade Expressway Cameras, Wait Continues For New EquipmentLegislation to help Illinois State Police catch expressway shooters was signed by the governor last month, so why aren’t upgrades to the state’s cameras in place yet?
New Law Could Mean More Security Cameras Along ExpresswaysThe cameras can be used only for firearm-related offenses or to detect roadway hazards.
I-80 Bridges Get $848 Million For Improvements; Called 'Signature Project' Illinois Capital BillThe I-80 bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet are now being called the "signature project" of Illinois' largest ever capital bill, and now due to the dangers some say the bridges pose, they will be replaced.
Police Step Up Patrols For Impaired Drivers Over HolidayThe Illinois Department of Transportation, State Police and law enforcement agencies are teaming up to prevent alcohol- and drug-related crashes and fatalities through a ramped-up enforcement period that runs through July 8.