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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 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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Gov. Bruce Rauner Establishes ‘Autonomous Illinois’ Initiative

Traffic heading into downtown Chicago Traffic heads into downtown Chicago. (Shutterstock)

Gov. Bruce Rauner has directed the Illinois Department of Transportation to establish the “Autonomous Illinois” initiative with the goal of providing a venue to research and test emerging safety technologies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Announces $11 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Downtown Rockford, Ill. Downtown Rockford, Ill. (paulthemapguy/Flickr)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced an $11 billion infrastructure plan May 29 that aims to repair and upgrade the state’s roads and bridges.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2018
Government

Road Work in Illinois Resumes After 9-Day Stoppage

Road Work in Illinois Resumes After 9-Day Stoppage Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Work resumed July 10 at Illinois construction sites after a nine-day halt due to a state budget impasse.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
July 13, 2017
Government

Illinois DOT Nearing Construction Shutdown, Layoffs of Highway Workers

Illinois is on the verge of stopping all highway construction July 1 because of the ongoing budget impasse between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2016