8:13 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Reports: American, U.S. Airways Boards Approve Merger

The boards of AMR and US Airways have approved a merger Wednesday night that would create the world largest carrier, The Wall Street Journal is reportingciting "people familiar with the matter."

The paper reports that the merger will be formally announced Thursday.

Earlier today, Bloomberg reported on some of the terms of the deal:

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8:01 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

$1.6 billion for Illinois transportation projects

Jacquilyn Stephens WNIJ

$1.6 billion worth of transportation projects got the go-ahead today when Governor Pat Quinn signed a major capital improvements bill.

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4:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Bus routes are changing and RMTD wants input

The Rockford Mass Transit District's East Side Transfer Center
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Rockford’s bus system may have some big changes in store … but not before its riders get a chance to weigh in.

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4:56 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Northern Illinois makes pitch for piece of federal transportation pie

Congressmen Don Manzullo and Bobby Schiller talk about transportation funding at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Leaders from throughout northern Illinois pitched their most important transportation projects to two Congressmen yesterday. Republicans Don Manzullo and Bobby Schilling will recommend priorities for federal transportation funding to Governor Pat Quinn’s office. 

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8:19 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Pritchard: Schools need transportation flexibility

Illinois lawmakers could consider a proposal this spring that would change how school districts are reimbursed for transportation costs. The state board of education is in the process of drawing up the plan. One idea being floated is to allow school districts to charge students to ride the bus.

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