Illiana Corridor Project Receives Federal Approval – FHWA Signs the Tier Two Record of Decision, Marks End of Planning Phase

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Illiana Corridor Tier Two Record of Decision, marking the completion of the project’s environmental planning phase. With the issuance of the Record of Decision, the FHWA supports the transportation need for the project, approves the analysis of its environmental impacts, as well as…

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Analyzing the Illiana Expressway

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Chicago Tonight | October 7, 2014 12:00 pm Planning for the Illiana Expressway, a proposed 50-mile toll road that would connect Interstate 55 near Wilmington, Ill. with Interstate 65 in Lowell, Ind., will continue. According to the Illiana Corridor project’s website, an “outer encircling highway,” serving northeastern Illinois and northwestern…

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Despite opposition, Illiana stays in Illinois’ long-term road plans


By Susan DeMar Lafferty Updated: September 11, 2014 2:11AM Despite overwhelming opposition to the proposed Illiana Tollway, members of a regional transportation panel on Wednesday kept the project in its long-term plan against opponents’ wishes. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning discussed the revisions to its regional transportation plan,…

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Illiana Corridor News Conference

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October 16, 2013 Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider was joined by Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights, pictured at podium in photo), Sen. Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill), Rep. Al Riley (D-Hazel Crest), Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr., and other officials in Wilmington today near the site of the proposed…

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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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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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