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  • Residents: Dangerous Route 58 intersection in Elgin needs traffic light Oct 30, 2014 8:19 AM
    Those who live and work near Shady Oaks Drive and Route 58 in Elgin say it's a dangerous intersection that likely needs a traffic light, and data shows accidents there have increased steadily since 2012. Victor Pierce, president of the Lofts homeowners' association north of Route 58 and east of Shady Oaks, said in the seven years he's lived there he's gone outside to help accident victims several times.

  • Rail improvements would increase daily trips Oct 29, 2014 5:24 PM
    Proposed passenger rail improvements could boost train service between Detroit and Chicago from three to 10 daily trips and cut travel time by up to two hours, according to an environmental impact review.

  • Harris Road traffic restriction: Oct 28, 2014 6:15 PM
    Traffic to southbound Harris Road from Peterson Road in Libertyville will be restricted beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3 for seven days.

  • Route 53 extension: Hopes and concerns of those along the corridor Oct 27, 2014 10:29 AM
    The prospect of a Route 53 extension has been part of life in central Lake County for five decades. A new version of the project is on the table, but is it a transportation and economic benefit the region can’t afford to pass by or an expensive dream that will never be built? Those who live and work along the corridor want to know what happens next.

  • Pyke: Could extra transit funding prevent Metra hike? Oct 27, 2014 5:30 AM
    Why should Metra riders care about the state and federal elections? For one reason, you're on the hook for $68 million of a pricey federally mandated automatic braking system. Other commuter rail agencies in other states have the same problem, but state and federal aid has spared passengers the steep fare hikes Metra commuters face.

  • New lanes to open on I-90 tollway west of Elgin Oct 27, 2014 9:29 PM
    After nearly two years of construction, the Illinois Tollway will roll away construction barrels and open two new lanes on the I-90 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway between Elgin and Rockford. Work continues on the eastern portion of the tollway.

  • Round Lake officials mark completion of key road/sewer project Oct 27, 2014 4:21 PM
    Round Lake officials on Monday marked the completion of the Hart Road Reconstruction Project. The $4.7 million road and drainage improvement is expected to be a catalyst for economic development and iimprove traffic flow, access to the Round Lake Business Park and safety for students and pedestrians to nearby schools.

  • Editorial: A more transparent, inclusive Route 53 effort Oct 26, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the transparent and inclusive planning behind the latest proposal to extend Route 53 is the right approach to see if the project can balance all the concerns.

  • Lake County road closure: Oct 26, 2014 5:39 PM
    The Lake County Division of Transportation will restrict all access on Harris Road at Peterson Road, beginning Monday, Nov. 3, at 6 a.m. for seven days.

  • A last chance to end 50-year Rt. 53 extension struggle Oct 27, 2014 9:36 AM
    After 50 years of debate over the future of a Route 53 north extension into Lake County, a make-or-break decision is in the works with a new proposal that hinges on balancing interests involving environmental protection, improved transportation and economic development. “This is our last best chance. We've gotten further with this project than any of the other efforts,” said Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor.

  • Hoffman Estates offers senior driving course Nov. 3 Oct 26, 2014 5:26 PM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates Commission for Senior Citizens will host a “Rules of the Road” refresher course for seniors at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3,at village hal. The course will allow seniors to review safe driving techniques and learn what to expect when they next go to renew their licenses.

  • Ebola nurse first quarantine, not happy Oct 25, 2014 7:16 PM
    Doctors Without Borders executive director Sophie Delaunay complained Saturday about the “notable lack of clarity” from state officials about the quarantine policies, and an American Civil Liberties Union official in New Jersey said the state must provide more information on how it determined that mandatory quarantines were necessary.

  • Work continues at Lombard Metra station Oct 25, 2014 7:45 AM
    Workers had mild weather on their side this week as they kept moving steadily along with construction at the Lombard Metra station. An extensive makeover is ongoing at the station, which will include the addition of canopies on platforms, new retaining walls and a pedestrian underpass. Work is scheduled to be complete next spring.

  • Coming Sunday: Special report on Route 53 Oct 24, 2014 10:01 AM
    The newest incarnation in the 50-year struggle to extend Route 53 north into central Lake County is heading to a make-or-break decision about its future. Starting Sunday, read Mick Zawislak’s two-part report, which includes videos, photos, detailed map/graphics and an interactive Web map/graphic.

  • South Side bridge should help region’s freight bottleneck Oct 23, 2014 5:25 PM
    A bridge on the south side of Chicago should help reduce freight train congestion throughout the region. Railroad executives and lawmakers celebrated the opening of the Englewood flyover Thursday.

  • Tests show child in Chicago does not have Ebola Oct 23, 2014 10:29 PM
    Tests have determined that a child who had traveled from Liberia to Chicago does not have Ebola. In a news release Thursday night, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Ebola Resource Network said preliminary tests — later confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — were negative for Ebola.

  • Elgin man nothing like his role in old airline photo Oct 23, 2014 5:00 AM
    To illustrate a column about sex discrimination last Sunday, I used an iconic 1960s black-and-white photograph of two suit-wearing business executives with a pipe and cigar waiting for a "stewardess" to give them a light during a men-only flight. On Wednesday, I talked to the 83-year-old Elgin man who explains how he came to be the grinning guy with a pipe in the photo .

  • Durbin, Oberweis interested in finding O'Hare noise solutions Oct 22, 2014 5:34 AM
    Can a U.S. senator give folks stressed by O'Hare jet noise relief? Candidates Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis explain what they could do. And, with limited cash in his war chest, tonight's debate is a big chance for Oberweis to get his message out for free.

  • Bartlett traffic gets glowing review despite residents' complaints Oct 22, 2014 8:47 AM
    The results of a traffic study of downtown Bartlett reviewed by trustees Tuesday night contradicts residents' complaints of lengthy delays. “The study challenges that to a certain extent and indicates that the delays that people encounter aren't necessarily unreasonable, so it may an issue of perception, rather than reality,” Trustee Aaron Reinke said.

  • Improvements coming to Lombard Prairie Path crossing Oct 22, 2014 5:35 AM
    Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should notice some changes in the next few weeks near the Illinois Prairie Path crossing at Main Street in Lombard, according to village officials. Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith said the transportation and safety committee recently discussed the perceived safety at the crossing after reviewing a study done by the Active Transportation Alliance in conjunction with the DuPage County Division of Transportation.

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