Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The changes will be made as part of the I-90 rebuilding and widening project.
The Illinois Tollway Finance Administration Operations Committee today recommended approval of an intergovernmental agreement authorizing the village of Hoffman Estates to begin engineering plans for improvements to the Barrington Road Interchange as part of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project. Under the agreement, the Tollway will oversee construction of a new Barrington Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in partnership with Hoffman Estates, which will take the lead on final engineering and design plans. In addition, the Tollway will contribute an estimated $1.75 million toward the plan costs. This agreement is consistent with the Tollway’s Interchange and Roadway Cost Sharing Policy requiring …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors is expected to approve a new contract with TranSystem later this month.
Thursday, February 21
The Illinois Tollway’s Finance Administration Operations and Strategic Planning Committees today recommended approval of a $4 million contract award to Schaumburg- based TranSystems Corp. to continue to plan for the proposed extension of Illinois Route 53/120 in Lake County. “This is an important step forward for the Illinois Route 53/120 Extension, which is expected to create thousands of jobs and drive economic development in Lake County and the region for decades to come,” said Governor Pat Quinn. “This project can also serve as a national model for how to design and build a roadway that preserves and protects the environment and local communities.” The new contract recommended for approval today will develop a detailed engineering …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
If the three to eight inches of snow falls tonight, depending upon where you live, snowplows from the Illinois Tollway will be ready to battle the elements both this evening and during the morning rush.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Illinois Tollway can mobilize its fleet of 183 snowplows, if needed, in response to the snowfall expected to begin early this evening and continue into Friday morning. The Tollway's Snow Operations Center will be open this afternoon to manage the agency's systemwide response, according to a release. "The Illinois Tollway is ready to handle the snow expected to begin early this evening throughout our system," said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. "It is possible that this storm could impact drivers this evening as well as tomorrow's morning rush hour, so we ask our customers to drive safely and allow enough time to arrive at their destinations." To respond to this weather event, the Illinois Tollway will have a full …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Suburbs consider electric aggregation.
Want to make sure your child doesn't eat too much candy this Halloween? Consider giving them a financial incentive. That is what one Chicago dental office is doing by paying kids for their "excess" Halloween candy. Westend Dental, located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, will pay trick-or-treaters $1 per pound of Halloween candy. The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country. Twenty-three schools received funding to strengthen their programming, and three were awarded large grants that came with an endorsement -- funding earmarked to help them prepare their successful curricula for dissemination to other charters across the …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Skimming device found at Chase Bank ATM.
Armed burglars tied up a couple in their 70s at a condominium complex in Glenview, Monday night, and proceeded to rob them of $60,000 in jewelry. According to police, the men posed as delivery men to enter the unit. No more free RTA rides for seniors due to budget cuts. Beginning Sept. 1, the Regional Transit Authority's "Seniors Ride Free" program will expire for all senior citizens except those defined as "low-income" using standards adopted from Illinois Department on Aging "Circuit Breaker" program. All other seniors will pay a discounted, half-price, fare. The RTA has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Channahon and Kankakee, alleging the communities have benefited from a sales tax loophole to the detriment of the RTA and other …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Crime Stoppers offers $5000 reward for hit-and-run information; Skunks swell in suburb.
A Naperville man has been charged with reckless homicide in the deaths of two Elmhurst residents for allegedly driving his Porsche at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic on I-88, Aug. 6. Witnesses reported seeing William Howe, a dentist, drive erratically and throwing wads of cash out the window. Lake County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver that struck and killed 18-year-old Gabriella Drozdz, July 22, in Lake Zurich. Drozdz and two friends were on their way to Alpine Fest when the hit-and-run occurred. An Arlington Heights woman faces criminal charges after fracturing the legs and skull of a 2-month old baby boy, according to Palatine Patch. Rubi Cabrera, 19, has been…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tollway Director Bill Morris called the proposed 87.5 percent toll increase to fund a $12 billion capital plan "too ambitious and too costly."
Bill Morris of Grayslake was the lone tollway director to vote against the proposed 35 to 45 cent toll increase to pay for a $12 billion, 15-year capital plan. In his mind, it is too large of an increase with too few details known about exactly how the money would be spent. “The devil is in the details,” said Morris, a tollway director for the past two years who voted against the proposed 87.5 percent toll increase that would affect motorists in both cash and I-Pass lanes. An overview of the plans was released July 28, detailing which roads are slated for improvements. “All of us agree that taking care of the system, making sure that it is smooth and safe, is key,” Morris said. “My question is just that some apparently feel that we can …