Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Biometric Privacy Law in Illinois Posing Legal Challenge for Truckers

Biometrics Kittiporn Kumpang/Getty Images

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2022
Government, Business, TCA

Illinois Lays Out Six-Year Timeline for $1.2 Billion I-80 Reconstruction Project

Illinois I-80 Joliet The Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

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.

Dan Petrella | Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Transportation Asset Management Plan Into Law

Pritzker Pritzker at a past event. (

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker has signed a law intended to improve transportation infrastructure while maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Releases $20.7 Billion Infrastructure Construction Plan

Gov. Jay Pritzker Pritzker announces the release of a $20.7 billion transportation construction plan for the state. (Illinois Department of Transportation via Flickr)

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker joined various officials May 19 to announce the release of a $20.7 billion transportation construction plan for the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Directs $15 Million to Manufacturing Training Academies

Gov. Jay Pritzker Gov. Pritzker at a past press conference. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

In an effort to develop the manufacturing workforce, Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker announced a $15 million investment to build two advanced manufacturing training academies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2021
Business, Equipment

Navistar to Close 125-Acre Melrose Park, Ill., Facility

Navistar's Melrose Park, Ill., facility Navistar's facility in Melrose Park, Ill., in the past was used to manufacture Navistar’s 9- and 10-liter N-Series engines, mainly for Classes 6 and 7 trucks and buses. (David Wilson — Flickr)

Navistar International Corp. announced it approved a plan to sell its facility in Melrose Park, Ill.

January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Officials Announce $250 Million for Local Infrastructure

Truck passing Welcome to Illinois sign A tractor-trailer passes by a Welcome to Illinois sign. Illinois plans to distribute $1.5 billion to local government agencies over three years. (benkrut/Getty Images)

Illinois will direct $40 million to help build a port in Cairo, the southernmost city in the state and an advantageous location for the movement of goods, state officials recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Business

Illinois Leaders Unveil $21.3 Billion Infrastructure Plan

I-255 in Illinois I-255 in Illinois by Illinois Department of Transportation via Flickr

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker recently announced a $21.3 billion plan to improve roads and bridges throughout the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Directs $25 Million to Speed Grants for Infrastructure

Pritzker Gov. Pritzker speaks at a press conference related to COVID-19. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity recently announced that $25 million in grant funding will be used to accelerate work on planned infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business

Illinois DOT, Volunteers to Offer Free Meals to Truckers

Truck driver looking out window Getty Images

The Illinois DOT is partnering with organizations to provide free meals to commercial motor vehicle operators as a gesture of appreciation to truck drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 5, 2020