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  • Plan for tunnel near parks resurfaces in Island Lake Sep 27, 2013 11:59 AM
    A decades-old proposal to connect two Island Lake parks on opposite sides of Route 176 with a tunnel beneath the busy road has resurfaced. But the man who brought the concept back for public discussion, Mayor Charles Amrich, admitted it isnít happening any time soon because of the potential $1.5 million price tag.

     
  • West Dundee police eager for construction hiatus Sep 25, 2013 12:33 PM
    No one is more anxious to see the routes 72 and 31 intersection work reach its hiatus this year than the West Dundee Police Department.

     
  • How a Roselle family got a $10,000 bill from tollway Sep 9, 2013 5:35 AM
    Lori Luxenberg Challinor of Roselle and her husband are reeling from an unexpected bill from the tollway for violations of about $10,000 on their Dodge Caravan. Problem is, the couple no longer own the Caravan — they sold it several years ago to an acquaintance who turned around and resold it to some unsavory characters. They, in turn, took the van on the adventure of a lifetime that included running red lights and skipping tolls.

     
  • Route 12, Route 59 ramp closed because of hole in road Sep 3, 2013 3:32 PM
    The southbound Route 59 ramp to Route 12 and northbound Route 12 north of Route 59 were closed early Tuesday afternoon because of a large hole in the road, authorities said. Dan Miller, head of the Fox Lake street department, said the Route 12 bridge over Route 59 is a state road and it is up to IDOT to complete any potential long term repairs.

     
  • Rolling Meadows postpones Meacham Road expansion discussion Aug 21, 2013 1:14 PM
    Rolling Meadows leaders have postponed for two months a decision on the proposed expansion of Meacham Road between Algonquin Road and Emerson Avenue. Officials say the delay will give them more time to study traffic patterns and coordinate plans with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

     
  • Long-awaited Route 59 construction begins Monday in Naperville Aug 19, 2013 5:19 AM
    It’s likely to be a hurry-up-and-wait kind of commute for the next two years on a 3.5-mile segment of Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora, but officials say they’re glad the long-awaited expansion project finally is under way. Crews are starting the nearly $90 million project Monday and will be working until an estimated completion date in late summer or fall 2015.

     
  • IDOT to host meeting Wednesday on Route 59 project in Bartlett Aug 14, 2013 10:28 AM
    Some residents are raising concerns about IDOTís plans to improve Lake Street at the Route 59 interchange near Bartlett and Streamwood. A meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartlett Hills County Club, 800 W. Oneida Ave., to continue discussions on the project and present an improvement alternative to the public.

     
  • Route 173 work in Wadsworth, Old Mill Creek Aug 12, 2013 6:25 PM
    Drivers need to be aware of more construction set for northern Lake County.

     
  • Construction on Route 53 to start Monday in Long Grove Aug 9, 2013 3:31 PM
    A road resurfacing project on Route 53 in Long Grove that is expected to last more than two monthswill result in traffic delays, officials warned Friday. Work begins Monday morning on Route 53 from Old McHenry Road to just north of Lake-Cook Road through Long Grove in southern Lake County.

     
  • Route 45 resurfacing to begin in Vernon Hills Jul 26, 2013 10:56 AM
    Resurfacing a nearly 4-mile stretch of Route 45 between Mundelein and Lincolnshire, scheduled to begin Monday, is expected to create big delays. But motorists may already have caught a break as night work is expected to be allowed for the grinding portion of the project. “It's a high-traffic, high-volume road. Obviously there's not much traffic at night. That helps us out,” a contractor said.

     
  • Bartlett residents invited to Routes 59/20 meeting Jul 12, 2013 5:55 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting July 18 regarding proposed improvements to Route 20 at Route 59, specifically for residents of the Walnut Hills and Southwicke on Sutton subdivisions.

     
  • Public meeting on Route 22 plan Jul 12, 2013 5:28 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting an open house public hearing regarding the improvement of Route 22 from Quentin Road to Route 83 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 N. Old McHenry Road, Kildeer.

     
  • Casey Road in Libertyville to close for three weeks Jul 12, 2013 5:20 PM
    Casey Road will be closed to through traffic between Almond Road and Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) sometime after 9 p.m. Monday, July 15 until the evening of Aug. 5 to complete the placement of new pavement along Casey Road and Milwaukee Avenue.

     
  • Route 120 resurfacing Jul 1, 2013 5:53 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that weather permitting, a resurfacing project on Route 120 (Belvidere Road) from Route 60 to Bacon Road near Volo/Round Lake, will begin Monday, July 8.

     
  • Gurnee police give seat belt awards Jun 24, 2013 5:49 PM
    Gurnee will honor some traffic crash survivors for wearing their seat belts at a ceremony Thursday.

     
  • Answers to your questions on bridges, merging and more Jun 3, 2013 5:25 AM
    Why oh why is traffic so backed up on Route 120? Is the tollway trying to confuse drivers with its merging signs? And, what's the protocol at railway crossings with turns? We'll answer those and other reader questions in this week's column.

     
  • Feds press CN, IDOT on overpass issue May 30, 2013 4:13 PM
    Federal regulators extend a deadline for CN to pay for grade separations in Aurora and Lynwood. Sen. Dick Durbin calls the decision a victory in that it still requires the railroad to pony up about $68 million. The ruling stems from a 2008 merger between CN and the EJ&E Railway.

     
  • Is Illinois road funding split fair ó or Ďarbitraryí? May 27, 2013 7:32 PM
    For eons, downstate Illinois has received 55 percent of the transportation pie and Chicago and the suburbs have got 45 percent. Now regional planners want to eliminate the formula and base it on criteria like congestion relief and crash stats. Already there's pushback from downstate.

     
  • Fewer making the great escape this Memorial Day May 24, 2013 5:51 AM
    Lots of folks on the road this Memorial Day weekend but fewer than last year, AAA prognosticates. Meanwhile, air travelers are urged to get to O'Hare early and drivers are forewarned to curb their imbibing with police on the hunt for drunken drivers. “Economic improvements from last year are not strong enough to spur an increase in travelers,” AAA Regional President Brad Roeber said, adding that government cutbacks are partly to blame.

     
  • Amtrak chugging away at expansion, high-speed rail May 20, 2013 5:31 AM
    One minute you're in Naperville, the next, you're whistling "California Here I Come," aboard the California Zephyr. Most folks think of O'Hare when it comes to escaping but some of Amtrak's most famous trains stop in the suburbs. Can we get more? Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman talks about expanding service in the Midwest and more.

     
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