Road Construction
7:43 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Highway Trust Fund At Risk, Threatens Illinois Jobs

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.

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Illinois Blue Law
2:11 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Sunday Sales Could Benefit Western Illinois Car Dealers

Credit Shankar S. / Flickr Creative Commons

Illinois lawmakers are considering ending the state’s ban on Sunday automobile sales.

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Texting while driving
10:09 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Police start enforcing texting while driving ban

Credit / Tri States Public Radio

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.

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Weather Delays
4:06 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Winter Storm Stalls Amtrak Trains

An Amtrak train, pictured here during better weather.
Credit Rich Egger

During winter weather, it’s common for flights to be canceled and roads to be closed.  Usually the trains still run without incident. 

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WIUM Local
8:24 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Great Dome Car Part of Illinois Zephyr Line During November

The Great Dome Car at the LaGrange Road station en route to Chicago
Jonathan Ahl

More than 100,000 people ride the Illinois Zephyr train line from Quincy to Chicago each year.  

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