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Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda

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Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda

Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda The Illinois Tollway Authority, a $1.4 billion government state agency, unveiled an unprecedented reform program to even the playing field and to brighten sunshine on the authority’s business actions. But instead of focusing on the news, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald and even Crains Chicago Business (are they even…

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Traffic changes slated for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

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Traffic changes slated for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Traffic changes slated for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Traffic shifts are scheduled to begin in December for the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between I-290 and York Road. Traffic scheduled to shift to prepare I-88 for winter, work ending on York Road Bridge over I-88 Work to move traffic into its winter configuration on the Reagan Memorial…

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage The Arlington Heights Daily Herald has been running a series of news reports that read more like opinion columns, slamming the Tollway Authority for changing its administrative staff, a change most people agree has been good. But do the attacks from the newspaper also have a tinge of…

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Media spins politics in state government issues

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Media spins politics in state government issues

Media spins politics in state government issues The Daily Herald has been doing a lot of stories critical of the Illinois Tollway Authority. Some think it has less to do with good journalism and more to do with the friendship between the newspaper’s reporter and a controversial member of the Tollway Authority board who has…

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Tollway Chairman slams board members’ bullying

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Tollway Chairman slams board members’ bullying

Tollway Chairman slams board members’ bullying The Chairman of the Illinois Tollway Authority released copies of a letter and memos critical of Tollway board member Joseph “Joe” Gomez who has been accused of bullying and using inappropriate language in addressing Tollway employees. Gomez denies the claims but the letters offer specific details about incidents and…

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Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers

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Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers

Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers Amtrak Opens Mamava Lactation Suite at Chicago Union Station; New option for moms at Midwest’s busiest rail hub Amtrak is proud to introduce a lactation suite to accommodate nursing mothers at its Chicago Union Station on Monday, June 18. This is one of five major Amtrak stations to have…

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans The Midwest High Speed Rail Association issue the following statement regarding Chicago plans to build a high speed rail connecting Chicago’s Loop with O’Hare Airport: Today, the City of Chicago announced that it has chosen Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct and maintain an express link between downtown…

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