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Lawsuit Accuses Ill. Governor Of Patronage Hiring

Chicago attorney says Pat Quinn played politics with IDOT jobs.



IDOT Makes Resurfacing Projects Sustainable

The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking a new direction by taking a sustainable approach to resurfacing projects.


Work continues on the Mississippi River Bridge that will connect Illinois and Missouri, from Brooklyn, Illinois on July 15, 2013. The bridge will be named the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge and has created 3,400 jobs. The bridge should be open by March 2014.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Project Director: New Bridge Will Offer Relief From Old Burdens

Project Director Randy Hitt says everything from surface repairs to snow removal will be simplified.



Bi-State Crews Mobilize As Temperatures Fall Below Freezing

Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.



55/70 Westbound Work Done Early In Metro-East

Traffic had been diverted away from the construction zone since early in the weekend.


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Ill. Official Defends ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges

“Although a bridge may be deemed or categorized as structurally deficient, it doesn’t necessarily mean that bridge is unsafe to travel on,” Jae Miller of IDOT said.


Workers raise a new conduit into position on the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River in December, 2012. (Photo via MoDOT)

Stretch of I-64 in Illinois to Close Friday

Knowing it will be a major disruption for commuters, I-DOT will penalize the contractor $2,500 for every 15 minutes the road remains closed past the deadline of 9:00 a.m. on September 23.


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Illinois Motorcycle Accidents Increase

Illinois has seen an increase of 13 percent in fatal motorcycle accidents over the past year.


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Illinois Department of Transportation Opposes 70 MPH Speed Limit

The speed limit in Wisconsin is 65, but it’s 70 in all other states adjacent to Illinois.


Among those enduring Thursday's harsh winter mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain were the bronze likenesses of all-time Cardinal greats in front of Busch Stadium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

After The Day’s Storm, An Evening Of Work And Waiting

“Meteorologists nailed this. The storm came in hot and heavy. We endured four or five hours of heavy snow.”