Crucial votes loom for Illiana proposal

Controversial highway could be boon or boondoggle September 20, 2013|By Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune reporter A showdown looms on the Illiana Corridor, a pet project of Gov. Pat Quinn, who touts the proposed superhighway as a jobs-generating engine for the state’s economy, but which opponents charge could be a billion-dollar…

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Riley to be Honored as Legislator of the Year by Illinois Public Transportation Association


September 20, 2013 State Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Illinois Public Transportation Association (IPTA). “Finding ways to provide communities with safe and reliable public transportation has always been a particular area of interest to me,” Riley said. “This year shown the…

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Kadner: ‘Forgotonia’ may lose planned Illiana Expressway

By Phil Kadner September 18, 2013 8:30PM Dubbing the Southland “Forgotonia,” state Rep. Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields) and a delegation of area legislators on Wednesday launched a battle to rescue the beleaguered Illiana Expressway project. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning — which oversees planning for the seven-county metro…

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