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Illinois Tollway urges motorists not to use mobile devices

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Illinois Tollway urges motorists not to use mobile devices

Illinois Tollway urges motorists not to use mobile devices More than 9.5 million vehicles expected on the Tollway system over Fourth of July holiday The Illinois Tollway encourages drivers to make safety a top priority this Fourth of July holiday by avoiding distracted driving and to remember that, effective July 1, the use of any…

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RTA rolls out Summer Campaign, encourages riders to show “We Can All Agree on Transit”

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RTA rolls out Summer Campaign, encourages riders to show “We Can All Agree on Transit”

RTA rolls out Summer Campaign, encourages riders to show “We Can All Agree on Transit” This summer the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of northeastern Illinois is launching a unifying marketing campaign to focus on the benefits of riding transit. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace provide two million rides each weekday and riders…

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Abele and Milwaukee County will make Bradford Beach “accessible.”

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Abele and Milwaukee County will make Bradford Beach “accessible.”

Abele and Milwaukee County will make Bradford Beach “accessible.” County Executive Chris Abele Monday June 3, 2019 joined Milwaukee County Parks, The Ability Center and community advocates to unveil plans to make Bradford Beach accessible for people with disabilities. Ramp Up, which is targeting a $100,000 fundraising goal, will increase accessibility to the beach through…

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Teamsters Local 727 criticize Pritzker plan to impose 6% parking tax

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Teamsters Local 727 criticize Pritzker plan to impose 6% parking tax

Teamsters Local 727 criticize Pritzker plan to impose 6% parking tax Pritzker’s Proposal for State Parking Tax in ‘Rebuild Illinois’ Plan Will Do Real Harm to Illinois Business Climate. Confiscatory parking tax targets City and unreasonably burdens Chicago workers and businesses The “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan recently released by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed a 6%…

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Overnight closures of Reagan Tollway (I-88) planned

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Overnight closures of Reagan Tollway (I-88) planned

Overnight closures of Reagan Tollway (I-88) planned For South First Street Bridge work in DeKalb. Temporary, full closures planned for bridge beam placement as part of bridge replacement project Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled this week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) at South First Street in DeKalb for bridge replacement work. Weather permitting,…

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WalletHub releases study of the Best Airlines for 2019

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WalletHub releases study of the Best Airlines for 2019

WalletHub releases study of the Best Airlines for 2019 Traveling by plane costs an average of $363 per trip. And choosing the wrong airline has the potential to take even more from us. For instance, 10 animals died during air transportation in 2018, and four major U.S. airlines had at least one pet fatality. While…

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Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft

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Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft

Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft There is an increasing threat of violence taking place as independent Uber and Lyft drivers push the heavily regulated Taxi Cab industry out of the market. Uber and Lyft are more convenient and use cell phone apps, but is convenience a good alternative to safety? The Taxi…

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Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board

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Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board

Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announces the appointment of Alexandra Holt as its newest board member, representing the City of Chicago. Director Holt replaces Director Anthony Anderson, whose term had expired. “We are pleased that Mayor Emanuel has appointed Director Holt to the RTA Board,” said RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard.  “Her…

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Illinois Tollway prepared for changing winter conditions

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Illinois Tollway prepared for changing winter conditions

Illinois Tollway prepared for changing winter conditions Drivers urged to reduce speed, be alert for plows and emergency vehicles The Illinois Tollway has mobilized its full fleet of 196 snowplows in response to freezing rain and snow that is expected to slow rush hour travel as it continues falling overnight and into Wednesday, creating slippery…

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Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert

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Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert

Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert By Ray Hanania Newly sworn-in Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast beginning sunrise on Wednesday Jan. 16 through sunset on Friday Jan. 18 to honor slam Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert. Lambert was killed when a driver hit him while responding…

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