IDOT

Government
5:53 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Report: IDOT Improperly Hired 250 Workers

Credit OEIG

A new report says that the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired hundreds of workers over the last 10 years.

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Governor signs 70 mph limit into law
5:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Step On It In 2014: Higher Speed Limit On The Way

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Drivers will be able to legally go five miles an hour faster on most Illinois highways, beginning in January.  Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law increasing the speed limit to 70 miles an hour. 

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Transportation
6:25 am
Fri July 19, 2013

State Bike Plan Taking Shape

The state of Illinois wants to become a more welcoming place for cyclists. But will the effort be enough to win over bike riders?

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-Illinois
12:02 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Area Airports Win IDOT Awards

Credit IDOT

The Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics  has recognized several northern Illinois airports for their accomplishments throughout the year, including, according to IDOT, "an outstanding partnership with the state of Illinois and their commitment to customer satisfaction."

Area winners of the "2013 Airport of the Year" include:

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Business
5:10 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract

The Nippon Sharyo plant in Rochelle, IL
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Rochelle-based Nippon Sharyo has been named the intended recipient of a $352 million contract to build 130 bi-level passenger railcars to accommodate high-speed rail expansion in Illinois and two other Midwest states as well as California.

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