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Aug. 5: Wood Street/Ashland Avenue Public Hearing

July 21, 2014 – 6:56 pm | 5 views

MainBannerFrom the Illinois Department of Transportation:

The open house public hearing is scheduled to present the preferred alternative, a proposed detour route, and obtain public input. The details of the hearing is below. Please click here for more information and updates on the Wood Street/Ashland Avenue study.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. *
Ingalls Memorial Hospital
East Building – Main Entrance
One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426

* A presentation will be given at 5:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer forum

Please direct any questions or concerns to:

Illinois Department of Transportation
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196-1096
Attn: Bureau of Programming
Scott Czaplicki
Phone: (847) 705-4084
woodstreet@cemcon.com

When I-294/I-57 link opens, drivers to get 30 days to pay missed tolls

July 21, 2014 – 3:06 pm | 3 views
When I-294/I-57 link opens, drivers to get 30 days to pay missed tolls

When the Illinois Tollway opens the new Tri-State-Interstate 57 interchange this fall, cash-only drivers will get a temporary grace period of 30 days to pay missed tolls through the end of the year, officials said …

Lobbyist says Sauk Village will get $385K in state grants

July 21, 2014 – 2:45 pm | 6 views
Lobbyist says Sauk Village will get $385K in state grants

Al Ronan, a former state legislator-turned-lobbyist, informed village officials Tuesday they will receive some $385,000 in grants that will pay for repairs to local roads and parks.
Ronan, whose lobbying firm is used by Sauk Village …

Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

July 21, 2014 – 2:29 pm | 3 views
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Comcast is expanding Internet access into Thornton Township for low-income families who might otherwise not be able to afford it.
Officials on Thursday said they have declared the township, which has 17 municipalities, an Internet Enterprise …

Chicago’s Southland rises from industrial ashes

July 17, 2014 – 8:51 pm | 23 views

F. Scott Fitzgerald was dead by the time this line appeared in his unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon: “There are no second acts in American lives.”
His posthumous book was published in 1941, a year that …

Monee Village Board Formally Approves Grocery-Specific Study

July 17, 2014 – 2:39 pm | 25 views
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Plans for a grocery-specific market study were re-affirmed by the Monee Village Board in a 4-1 vote on July 9.
The issue initially was discussed by the Village Board on June 25, but because it was …

Work to begin this month on U.S. 30 overpass in Lynwood

July 17, 2014 – 2:27 pm | 18 views
Work to begin this month on U.S. 30 overpass in Lynwood

Construction is to begin later this month on a $33 million overpass along U.S. 30 in Lynwood.
Motorists shouldn’t expect significant traffic delays during the yearlong project, officials said.
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s plans call for …

IDOT’s Airport Aquisition Of Rudis And Bult Properties ‘A Game-Changer’

July 17, 2014 – 1:59 pm | 12 views
IDOT’s Airport Aquisition Of Rudis And Bult Properties ‘A Game-Changer’

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has locked in another 90 acres of land within the footprint of the so-called Peotone Airport.
The $900,000 purchase, coupled with the $34 million acquisition of the 288-acre Bult Field …

Metra/SSMMA seek public input on Metra Electric line in new survey

July 16, 2014 – 8:43 pm | 21 views
Metra/SSMMA seek public input on Metra Electric line in new survey

Please share with your residents in newsletters, web sites or social media:
In an effort to learn about travel patterns and preferences in south suburban communities, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association is working with …