Illinois to Add Truck Parking at Three Rest Areas
Illinois plans to build a total of more than 100 new truck parking places in two rest areas on Interstate 55 and one on I-24 in a $197.5 million investment in 22 freight mobility projects.May 10, 2023
Illinois Trucking Association Urges Fix to Biometric Law
The Illinois Trucking Association is among a business coalition whose leaders are calling on state lawmakers to change an outdated biometric state statute leading to frivolous lawsuits and safety concerns.March 3, 2023
Stellantis Idles Illinois Plant, Takes Step Toward Closure
DETROIT — Stellantis is moving closer to closing its factory in Belvidere, Ill., as it prepares for the costly transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles.
Truckers Win Over BNSF in Case Regarding Illinois Biometrics Law
In what is believed to be the first jury verdict related to Illinois’ strict biometrics privacy law, a $228 million judgment has been entered against BNSF Railway in a class-action lawsuit over the railroad’s collection of fingerprint data.
Illinois to Improve Highways in $34.6 Billion Program
A new analytical tool was used to select road projects that add highway capacity in a six-year, $34.6 billion Illinois state transportation program.September 7, 2022
Truckers’ Input Sought as Illinois Expressway Shootings Skyrocket
Truck drivers traveling along Illinois expressways where shootings spiked 110% last year are advised to report suspicious activity and use a new police website map of real-time gunfire reports.February 11, 2022
Illinois Trucking Association Launches Women’s Coalition
The Illinois Trucking Association launched a new coalition aimed at empowering women in the trucking industry.February 4, 2022
Biometric Privacy Law in Illinois Posing Legal Challenge for Truckers
Legal experts are warning that trucking companies and their technology providers could be unintentionally dragged into state and federal class-action civil lawsuits over compliance with the notification requirements of an Illinois biometric privacy law.
Illinois Lays Out Six-Year Timeline for $1.2 Billion I-80 Reconstruction Project
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Oct. 18 unveiled a six-year timeline for the $1.2 billion reconstruction of Interstate Highway 80 through Will County, including work on aging bridges over the Des Plaines River considered so decrepit that unions put up billboards with warnings such as “Cross bridge at your own risk” two years ago.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Transportation Asset Management Plan Into Law
Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker has signed a law intended to improve transportation infrastructure while maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars.