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.
Overnight Lane Closures On Eisenhower Through OctoberIt'll be at I-290 near Irving Park Road (Illinois 19) and the closures will begin Tuesday night. It'll start around 7:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m.
Upcoming Overnight Lane Closures On Kennedy ExpresswayThe work is expected to be finished by mid-August.
Full List Of Bridges, Roads In Illinois Closed Due To FloodingAfter a record-setting month of rainfall in May, there are several bridges and roads that are closed due to flooding.
Police Roll Out Cameras To Catch Expressway ShootersAbout 20 federally-funded cameras with a price tag of about $500,000 have been installed on the Eisenhower Expressway with license plate readers and the ability to record and store video for 30 days at a time.
Outbound Edens Crash At Keeler Snarls Traffic Tuesday MorningA crash on the outbound Edens Expressway Tuesday morning at Keeler Avenue has snarled traffic, with the jam backed up to the Kennedy Expressway, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
State Schools To Receive 5,000 Tree SeedlingsThe program helps offset the loss of trees that are removed or otherwise affected by IDOT construction and maintenance work.
Reports Show IDOT Approves Only A Small Fraction Of Motorists' Damage ClaimsDrivers face the possibility of coming across road hazards every time they get behind the wheel, from poorly-maintained roadways to construction zone debris littering the roadway.
IDOT Relies On Slow Process, Outdated Software To Resolve Road Damage ClaimsVery few drivers in Illinois get any money back when their cars are damaged on state roads, and one reason might be the state’s claims database seems to be stuck in the 1990s.
IDOT Warns Drivers Of Slick Roads, Snowy ConditionsThe Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers of slick road conditions amid active snowfall.