Resurfacing Planned For U.S. 20

Sep 26, 2014
State of Illinois

Three million dollars is on the way for a construction project in Kane County. State officials announced that the money will be used for resurfacing and widening on U.S. 20 near Pingree Grove.

The money comes from a state-wide construction program.


Less than half of the money in Illinois' Road Fund actually pays for highway construction and maintenance. That's the finding in a new audit that also says the Road Fund overpaid for employee health insurance.

The Road Fund aggregates billions of dollars every year to build and repair highways, but a new report from Illinois' auditor general says more than half the money is going for employee salaries and benefits, as well as paying off bonds.

The audit found several problems with how the Road Fund kept track of spending for employee health insurance.

Lawmaker: Video Gambling Paves Way for Construction

Oct 2, 2012

The Sycamore City Council has approved a proposal to allow video gambling in certain establishments, including bars and fraternal organizations.  A 2009 state law gives local governments the authority to permit or ban the machines, regardless of the state's decision to legalize them.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A major road reconstruction project bordering the Chicago-Rockford International Airport is expected to boost business in the region. 

Construction slows traffic in Machesney Park

Jun 4, 2012

Road construction is becoming a familiar scene this time of year. For the month of June, construction is expected to continue around the revamped Machesney Town Center.  All businesses will remain open during the road improvements, but it may take longer to get around.

Construction continues this month for the inside lane of Highway 251 around the area formerly known as the Machesney Park Mall.  New turn lanes are being added on 251 between Copper Drive and Roosevelt Road.

Meanwhile, pavement will be moving east, framing the intersection of Illinois 173 and Illinois 251.