Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about IDOT

Eyes on the Street: Clybourn Curb-Protected Bike Lanes Are Halfway Done

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Note: Keating Law Offices, P.C. has generously agreed to sponsor two Streetsblog Chicago posts about bicycle safety topics per month. The firm’s support will help make Streetsblog Chicago a sustainable project. Keating Law Offices is not involved in the Bobby Cann case. Just over a month ago, the Illinois Department of Transportation started constructing curb-protected bike […]

Getting Closer to the End: Judge Nullifies Federal Approval of Illiana Tollway

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It’s looking like the nightmarish vision of a totally unnecessary, 47-mile highway cutting through prime Illinois farmland is not going to become a reality. A federal judge ruled yesterday that the Illinois Department of Transportation failed to provide a proper Environmental Impact Statement for the Illiana Tollway. U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Alonso wrote that the […]

IDOT Has Added Two More Chicago Stops to Their Listening Tour Today

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Two weeks ago, Steven Vance pointed out that the Illinois Department of Transportation’s listening tour regarding Governor Rauner’s proposed state transportation budget, which includes Draconian cuts to public transit, had only one Chicago stop scheduled, at an event with a $75 admission charge. Partly in response to Steven’s post, the department has added two more […]

Rauner’s IDOT Listening Tour Only Includes a Sprinkling of Cook County Stops

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Cook County represents 41 percent of Illinois’ population yet only three of the 30 scheduled stops on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s upcoming listening tour regarding Governor Rauner’s proposed state budget will take place in the county: two in suburban Cook County and a single meeting in Chicago. Rauner has proposed a budget that slashes funding for […]