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Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / August 19, 2010)

Tollway to begin 2 major construction projects

Two major Illinois Tollway reconstruction projects, including a $112.6 million resurfacing of the central Tri-State Tollway, get underway this week. On Sunday, a $60 million … Read more ›

Tollway plugs in electric car charging stations

Gov. Pat Quinn today joined officials with the Illinois Tollway to highlight a network of electric car charging stations that are being installed across the … Read more ›

A Tribune analysis of Illinois Tollway pay data for the past two years shows that dozens of employees increased their annual wages 21 to 51 percent with overtime pay. Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur defended the agency’s record on overtime pay. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / January 1, 2012)

Overtime a windfall for many at Illinois Tollway

From custodians to money truck drivers, scores of Illinois Tollway employees boosted their salaries with tens of thousands of dollars in overtime pay last year, … Read more ›

(Tribune illustration / March 13, 2012)

Metra reports improved on-time performance

Metra said today that trains on its 11 lines were on-time 97.4 percent of the time last month. That overall on-time percentage would rank February … Read more ›

The Illinois Tollway's new online toll calculator improves on the previous version. (HANDOUT / March 2, 2012)

Tollway tries to win back some good will

In a calculated move, the Illinois Tollway is attempting to win back fans among drivers who are still angry and confused about higher tolls that … Read more ›

Illinois Tollway seeks independent engineer to review construction practices, old work

As it launches a $12.1 billion rebuilding and widening program, the Illinois Tollway plans to hire an independent engineering firm to review its construction practices … Read more ›

Chicago-area gas tax hike proposed to fund mass transit investment

Mass transit supporters proposed state legislation Wednesday that would increase the gas tax in the Chicago area to raise a projected $168 million over five … Read more ›

Tollway to webcast bid openings

Beginning Thursday, the Illinois Tollway will begin hosting live webcasts of all construction contract bid openings, giving the public and contractors the ability to watch … Read more ›

Metra eyes plan to divert BNSF riders into Union Station Great Hall

Metra riders who use the BNSF Line may find themselves being diverted into Union Station’s Great Hall to wait for trains in order to prevent … Read more ›

Metra: Woman killed when train hits vehicle near La Grange station

A woman in her 50s was killed when a Metra work train on the BNSF line struck a vehicle near the La Grange Stone Avenue … Read more ›