Illinois Department of Transportation

Looking For DUI's/Seat Belt Use
9:22 am
Fri August 15, 2014

State To Help Macomb Police Step Up Late Night Patrols

The Macomb Police Department is getting more than $8,300 from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Rail Transportation
11:50 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Full Steam Ahead For Amtrak

An Amtrak train stops to drop off and pick up passengers at the Springfield station.

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 8:46 pm

  Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years; it's up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year. That trend developed after the rail service added routes. The train service could grow more in the future.

In 2006, lines branching out from Chicago that went to Carbondale, Quincy and St. Louis added trips.

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Studying Local Cycling Environment
4:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Bicycle Survey Underway in McDonough County


Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

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New Airport South of Chicago
10:12 am
Thu July 3, 2014

IDOT Buys Bult Field, Paves Way For South Suburban Airport

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 6:20 am

Illinois are moving forward with plans for a major airport south of the city of Chicago. Part of that plan includes the State of Illinois owning and operating a small general  aviation airport near Monee in Will County where the long proposed South Suburban one will go. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation purchased Bult Field for $34 million.

The purchase includes 288 acres of land and a 5,000 foot runway.

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Expansion to Four-Lane
8:55 am
Fri June 13, 2014

20 Miles by 2020 - Highway 34

Construction is underway on the Highway 34 Bypass around Biggsville

Supporters are trying to take advantage of the momentum surrounding a multi-million dollar highway project in west-central Illinois.

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155 New Jobs for Monmouth
9:32 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Monmouth Attracts New Business

Smithfield Farmland in Monmouth, IL
Emily Boyer TSPR

Monmouth’s largest employer is bringing even more business to the city.

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Patronage Jobs
9:12 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Quinn Releases IDOT Documents

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 7:26 am

Gov. Pat Quinn's office has released 137 pages of documents related to hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Safety on the Roads
5:38 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Group Calls for Stricter Teen Driving Laws


The Illinois Department of Transportation reported teen driving fatalities were at an all-time low in 2013.

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New Illinois Law
1:26 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Not So Fast With 70 MPH Speed Limit

This Illinois Department of Transportation map shows where the speed limit increases to 70 mph as of January 1, 2014.
Credit IDOT

Beginning January 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks.

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Cell Phone Usage/Speed Limit
8:03 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Driving Laws Changing in Illinois in 2014

Anyone driving in Illinois after January 1, 2014 must be prepared for some significant changes.

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