Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 5:38 am
At the height of the summer construction season, the national Highway Trust Fund is at risk of going belly-up by next month.
The fund helps pay for road work and bridge repairs all across the nation. Among projects in at jeopardy is work currently being done on an Interstate-72 overpass just outside of Springfield.
Mike Zahn, a leader with the International Union of Operating Engineers' State Council, spoke near that site on Monday. He says these projects mean jobs.
Illinois lawmakers are considering ending the state’s ban on Sunday automobile sales.
In Illinois, it's illegal to talk on the phone while driving unless you're using bluetooth or another hands free device. You're never allowed to text while driving, yet some people can't seem to put down their phones.
During winter weather, it’s common for flights to be canceled and roads to be closed. Usually the trains still run without incident.
More than 100,000 people ride the Illinois Zephyr train line from Quincy to Chicago each year.