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5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. Yesterday Greg Jarrett heard from renegade Illinois Tollway Board member Bill Morris, who opposes the proposed 87% fare hike and supports a more modest increase. Today, he’ll speak with Kristi Lafleur,...
Tribune reporterIllinois Tollway board members tonight heard from members of the public who support a proposed $12 billion capital construction plan they hope will ease traffic congestion and create thousands of jobs. But their approval was peppered with the voices of...
Tribune reporterThe Illinois Tollway board today approved a plan that would nearly double tolls to pay for an ambitious $12.1 billion program of expanding and building highways. Basic I-Pass toll rates will rise from 40 cents to 75 cents, with those who use cash...
Tribune reporterNo fare increase or service cuts for Pace riders are anticipated in 2012 and some routes will be expanded, according to preliminary budget numbers released by the suburban bus agency today. Increases over the past year in ridership and additional...
Tribune reporterThe Illinois Tollway gave the green light today to a $69 million interchange on the Jane Addams Tollway in Huntley, a project residents and officials in the far northwest suburbs have sought as an economic engine for more than a decade. The tollway...
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:39 a.m. NBC News White Correspondent Chuck Todd, after discussing the President’s U.N. speech and Warren Buffett hosting a fundraiser for the President here in Chicago, gets down to...
Tribune reporterChicago’s Circle Interchange, the notorious traffic-clogged junction where the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Dan Ryan Expressways merge near downtown, ranked as the No. 1 bottleneck for truck traffic in the U.S. in a new report released Wednesday....
Tags: Chicago, Travel, Road Transportation, Transportation, Traffic
Tribune reporterThe group Taxpayers United of America filed a lawsuit today challenging the 87.5 percent toll increase approved last month by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks to roll back the 35-cent increase...
Tribune reporterThe Illinois Tollway will end the free rides for employees as of Jan. 1, the agency said today. The agency will take back the IPass transponders that about 1,156 employees have been able to use for commuting to and from work, and for official travel....
Tags: Employees, Unions, Travel, Road Transportation, Transportation
Triibune reporterRoadway resurfacing and bridge work on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) between the Elgin Toll Plaza and Barrington Road is scheduled for completion this week, the Illinois Tollway announced today. Road work is expected to be complete...
Tags: Travel, Road Transportation, Transportation, Genoa, Jane Addams
Tribune reportersCommonwealth Edison Co. reported substantial progress in restoring power lost in Monday's storms but that still left hundreds of thousands without electricity in sweltering heat. The utility warned it could take days to get everyone back on line. A...
Tribune reporterBuilding a superhighway around O’Hare International Airport’s western edge and extending the existing Elgin-O’Hare Expressway are needed to create jobs and stimulate the region’s economy, Gov. Pat Quinn and other top officials said...
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