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  • Peterson Road work to resume: Mar 13, 2015 5:01 PM
    Motorists in central Lake County are reminded that construction will resume shortly on Peterson Road and on Route 83 as part of a multiyear project.

     
  • Tollway speed limits in suburbs likely going up Mar 13, 2015 10:24 AM
    Speed limits may be increasing by 5 to 10 mph this summer on several segments of the tollway that run through the suburbs. Higher speed limits on parts of I-294, I-88 and I-355 were recommended for approval Thursday by the Illinois Tollway's customer service and planning committee.

     
  • Beck Road open house: Mar 12, 2015 5:01 PM
    Lindenhurst officials and Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc will host a public open house meeting on Monday, March 16 to gather resident feedback on the proposed road improvements to Beck Road between Sand Lake Road and Grass Lake Road.

     
  • Elk Grove Village pays $50,000 for O’Hare noise studies Mar 11, 2015 5:40 PM
    Elk Grove Village has formally submitted $50,000 to the Suburban O’Hare Commission to help fund aircraft noise reduction studies and strategies before they plan to lobby federal, state and Chicago officials on the issue.

     
  • When, how teens can legally drive or should take a bus Mar 11, 2015 8:11 PM
    In the wake of the tragic death of two Aurora Central Catholic students, questions are being raised about the safety of teen drivers. A 2008 law, pushed for by Secretary of State Jesse White, sets tight restrictions on new drivers and their passengers. “Secretary White was sick and tired of reading about teenagers being killed in traffic crashes,” said Henry Haupt, a spokesman for White.

     
  • Rosemont bans overnight parking to prevent airport travelers from leaving cars Mar 11, 2015 6:22 PM
    Rosemont is banning overnight parking in village-owned lots to prevent drivers from leaving their cars, then boarding planes at nearby O’Hare International Airport. Those who leave their cars overnight in any of the three village-owned parking garages, as well as surface lots at entertainment venues, will be subject to a $100 fine and possibly have their vehicles towed.

     
  • Rauner wants to set spending record on roads, bridges Mar 10, 2015 4:33 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wants the state to set a spending record on roads and bridges during his term in office. Rauner told the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association at a lunch speech that infrastructure is key to the state’s economic growth.“We are going to put more money into our infrastructure in the next four years than has ever been done in Illinois,” Rauner said.

     
  • Road work open house: Mar 10, 2015 8:06 PM
    An open house is set for 5 to 7 p.m. March 18, at Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, to begin the process of studying potential improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and Route 60, and the area bounded by Peterson Road, Route 60 and Route 83 in the villages of Grayslake and Mundelein, and Fremont Township.

     
  • Fans and foes debate as suburban drones proliferate Mar 9, 2015 2:26 PM
    Suburban skies are seeing a surge in drone use. One local football team, the South Elgin Storm, used game video from its drone as a coaching tool. Police surveillance is another use. Inspections of power lines. And, of course, just for fun. "Men love drones," says Arlington Heights photographer Fred Pfeifer, who bought a drone last year for several video shoots. "It was easy and every male who drove by and saw me would get out of the car and say, 'Is that cool!'"

     
  • ‘Veterans in Recover’ presentation in Gurnee Mar 9, 2015 4:12 PM
    The public is invited to hear the stories of military veterans who came to terms with the devastating effects of alcohol and substance abuse and successfully overcame their addictions. The free presentation, entitled Veterans in Recovery, is Monday, March 16, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee.

     
  • Lost, found pet service in Lake County Mar 9, 2015 4:14 PM
    The Animal Care and Control program of the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is offering a new service for people who have lost or found pets. It has activated a Lost and Found Pet Service web page.

     
  • Fremont Center Road open house Mar 9, 2015 4:10 PM
    An open house is set for 5 to 7 p.m. March 18, at Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, to begin the process of studying potential improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and Route 60, and the area bounded by Peterson Road, Route 60 and Route 83 in the villages of Grayslake and Mundelein, and Fremont Township.

     
  • Metra commute should be normal Tuesday, officials say Mar 9, 2015 10:37 PM
    A Metra train has derailed it will greatly impact tonight’s commute on three different lines: the North Central line, Milwaukee District North line and the Milwaukee District West line, Metra officials say.

     
  • Des Plaines mulls alternative fuel for city vehicles Mar 8, 2015 7:45 AM
    Des Plaines officials may make changes to three city vehicles that would enable the cars to be fueled with compressed natural gas in an alternative fuel test. “This country has an addiction to petroleum and oil that is kind of embarrassing,” said Alderman Mark Walsten.

     
  • Trustees act to slow traffic near Lincoln Middle School Mar 7, 2015 6:09 PM
    Mount Prospect village board members this week voted to approve so-called “traffic calming” measures on Lincoln Street in front of Lincoln Middle School.

     
  • Proposal calls for stiffer penalties for distracted drivers Mar 7, 2015 7:45 AM
    A proposed state bill from a former prosecutor would stiffen penalties for distracted drivers who kill someone. The idea would be to offer punishments similar to those handed down to DUI offenders. The Daily Herald found an epidemic of distracted drivers in the suburbs.

     
  • Illinois Tollway warns of email phishing scam Mar 7, 2015 9:37 AM
    llinois Tollway officials say no customer accounts were compromised in a recent scam involving fake emails. They are warning the email phishing scheme claims money is owed for missed bills.

     
  • Bike lane coming to Central Road in Des Plaines Mar 6, 2015 5:25 PM
    Striped, paved bike shoulders will be put in this summer along Central Road between River and Wolf roads in Des Plaines.

     
  • Expect delays as Circle Interchange work begins Mar 5, 2015 5:03 PM
    Get ready for a painful commute through the Jane Byrne Interchange this spring and summer as IDOT gets ready to start work Tuesday. Commuters heading from the Dan Ryan Expressway onto I-290 will be hit hard as will those heading from I-55 onto the Ryan.

     
  • Freight train with crude oil derails near Galena Mar 5, 2015 8:47 PM
    A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed Thursday near the northern Illinois city of Galena and erupted into flames, authorities said.

     
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