The Illiana Expressway has received a green light from federal officials. The 47-mile expressway now moves from the planning phase to implementation.
That means Illinois and Indiana officials can look for public-private partnerships to help build and operate the $1.5 billion project.
Land acquisition efforts, including landowner relations and local planning activities, also can continue.
Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.
The Chicago area could be getting another highway in a few years. A Northwest Indiana planning board voted overwhelmingly to move forward on the Illiana Tollway.