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Illinois Department of Transportation

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  • Court monitor says IDOT should clean house on hiring rules

    Illinois' political-hiring rules are complicated by union representation, defeating the purpose of ensuring most government jobs are open to everyone, not just those with clout, a federal court-appointed monitor said Wednesday.
  • West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines

     West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines
    West Glenview residents want to block a proposed project to build a freight train holding yard in their neighborhood. The tracks would be added to existing Union Pacific rail lines from about West Lake Avenue to past Willow Road near Shermer Road to...

    1 challenger to face 3 incumbents in Deerfield board race

    1 challenger to face 3 incumbents in Deerfield board race
    Business development is one of several major issues confronting the four candidates for three seats on Deerfield's Village Board of Trustees. Three incumbents — Robert Benton, Tom Jester and William Seiden — face Plan Commission chairman Dan...

    Snow and ice glaze morning commute, I-57 closed by accidents

    Snow and ice glaze morning commute, I-57 closed by accidents
    Snow and freezing rain glazed highways just in time for the morning rush Tuesday, prompting state police in Illinois and Indiana to warn of dangerous driving conditions. A stretch of Interstate 57 between between Manteno and Chebanse was closed around 5...

    New Illinois state representative sworn in to replace Brauer

    A staffer for a U.S. congressman from Illinois has been sworn in to replace a state lawmaker who resigned from the General Assembly earlier this month. Tim Butler of Springfield took the oath of office in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Illinois...