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city inspector general subpoenas tollway after harassment allegations about airp


the city official overseeing chicago's airport security was hired last year even though the illinois tollway had fired him after a female employee alleged he sought sex and money in exchange for work-related favors, tollway documents show.jeffrey redding, who is a point person in the investigation...






city inspector general subpoenas tollway after sex-for-favors allegations surfac


the city official overseeing chicago's airport security was hired last year even though the illinois tollway had fired him after a female employee alleged he sought sex and money in exchange for work-related favors, tollway documents show.jeffrey redding, who is a point person in the investigation...






worker killed on tri-state was 25-year tollway veteran from monee, officials say


the illinois tollway maintenance worker who died while on duty monday after he was struck by a semi-truck on the tri-state tollway in alsip was a 25-year veteran of the tollway, officials said tuesday.the man was identified by tollway officials as david m. schwarz, according to a news release. schwarz lived in monee, according to the cook county medical examiner's office.the 48-year-old schwarz was struck just before 12:30 p.m. as he walked back to his vehicle after picking up debris along the shoulder, illinois state police said in a news release.the truck driver sideswiped the worker and his vehicle and did not stop, police said.state police said the incident remains under investigation.schwarz served as an equipment operator laborer since beginning his career at the tollway in march 199






hinsdale organizing effort to oppose tollway widening


a community information meeting monday, attended by about 200 people, was only the first step for hinsdale in opposing a developing plan to widen interstate 294.while the illinois state toll highway authority hasn't yet finalized plans, it has been working for more than two years on a master plan to reconstruct i-294, also known as the tri-state tollway, from balmoral avenue on the north to 95th street on the south.one option is widening the tollway from four to five lanes in each direction. another option would add two lanes in each direction.tollway meetingchuck berman / chicago tribunethe hinsdale oasis could be lost to a project to widen the tri-state tollway.the hinsdale oasis could be lost to a project to widen the tri-state tollway. (chuck berman / chicago tribune)the tollway was wi






tollway worker struck, killed by truck in alsip


an illinois tollway maintenance worker was struck and killed monday by a semi-truck pulling a trailer on the tri-state tollway in alsip, according to illinois state police.the 48-year-old man was struck just before 12:30 p.m. as he walked back to his vehicle after picking up debris along the shoulder, police said in a news release.the truck driver side-swiped the worker and his vehicle and did not stop, police said.state police said the incident remains under investigation.the tollway said it was not releasing any personal information about the worker pending notification of his [email protected] @mnolan_j






police investigating fatal crash on interstate 88 near sugar grove involving 2 t


one person was killed in a four-vehicle crash friday morning on eastbound interstate 88 in western kane county near sugar grove, according to illinois state police.the crash involved two illinois tollway maintenance trucks, a pickup truck and a passenger car, said master sgt. brian mckinney. mckinney said the driver of one of the non-tollway vehicles was killed; the driver of the other non-tollway vehicle was taken to a hospital; and no tollway workers were taken to hospitals.mckinney said further information would be available later.the crash, which was causing traffic delays, occurred just west of route 47, near milepost 108.5, police said in a news release. police said while they investigate the crash, they're closing eastbound traffic, which is currently diverted off to peace road.char






illinois tollway withdraws proposal for $9 million contract after comptroller co


the illinois toll highway authority on friday withdrew a proposal to pay almost $9 million to a consulting firm to finish work on a technology upgrade after the plan was questioned by the state comptroller.but tollway officials said the decision was not the result of illinois comptroller susana mendoza’s complaint, but rather because of discussions with the state’s independent chief procurement officer on the best way to finish the job.the tollway had already agreed to spend $7.9 million for a contract with deloitte consulting to implement the state’s enterprise resource program, a technology project to help manage state finances. the tollway had asked for the additional $9 million to finish the work, and it was on the agenda for an upcoming committee meeting. the agenda item had referred






tollway worker struck, killed by truck in alsip


an illinois tollway maintenance worker was struck and killed monday by a semi-truck pulling a trailer on the tri-state tollway in alsip, according to illinois state police.the 48-year-old man was struck just before 12:30 p.m. as he walked back to his vehicle after picking up debris along the shoulder, police said in a news release.the truck driver side-swiped the worker and his vehicle and did not stop, police said.he was pronounced dead at 12:43 p.m., according to the cook county medical examiner's office.state police said the incident remains under investigation.the tollway said it was not releasing any personal information about the worker pending notification of his [email protected] @mnolan_j






tollway set to open new i-390 stretch; chicago water taxi extends service into m


this wednesday, a brand new section of the illinois route 390 tollway will open between i-290 and illinois route 83, creating a newer, faster and pricier east-west route in the western suburbs.the 4-mile stretch of newly constructed roadway provides three lanes in each direction from itasca to bensenville. it has 30 bridges, and an interchange at i-290 and the rebuilt rohlwing road, or illinois route 53 interchange.the road is the second section of 390 to open, making it a 10-mile toll road. the first section of 390, formerly known as the elgin-o’hare expressway, starts in hanover park at lake street and ends 6 miles east in itasca. it had been free, until the tollway took over the project in 2012. it widened and upgraded the roadway, and started charging tolls in july 2016.motorists who u






19-year-old killed in crash involving 2 tollway trucks on i-88 near sugar grove


a 19-year-old northbrook man was killed in a four-vehicle crash friday morning on eastbound interstate 88 in western kane county near sugar grove, according to illinois state police.police said the crash, which caused traffic delays, occurred just west of route 47, near milepost 108.5, where the left lane was closed for maintenance repair.samuel gradman, 19, died after a blue 2003 infiniti passenger car he was driving failed to yield to construction equipment and struck a black 2015 ford pickup truck, lost control and proceeded to crash into two parked illinois tollway maintenance trucks, police said.illinois state police master sgt. brian mckinney said the driver of the other non-tollway vehicle, identified as a 49-year-old man from malta, was taken to a hospital, but no tollway workers h






5 things to know about the proposal to widen the tri-state tollway


tri-state tollway expansion — all about the projectphil geib, kori rumore and ryan marxthe illinois tollway proposes to spend $4 billion on repairs and widening for the 22-mile-long central i-294 corridor. here's what's involved. the illinois tollway proposes to spend $4 billion on repairs and widening for the 22-mile-long central i-294 corridor. here's what's involved. (phil geib, kori rumore and ryan marx)






tollway unveils, advances $4b plan to widen tri-state, from balmoral to 95th


the illinois tollway wants to widen the congested central tri-state, an ambitious plan that began with an idea to rebuild the existing roadway but is now a larger project at more than double the price: $4 billion.on monday, a tollway committee ok'd the proposal, advancing it to the full board, which is expected to take a final vote during its thursday meeting.if the full tollway board approves the recommendation, as expected, the rebuilding and widening plan of the central tri-state (i-294) will take place over a two-year period starting in 2020.the 22-mile stretch — from balmoral avenue near o'hare international airport to 95th street in bridgeview — is the tollway's heaviest-traveled section, which sees 155,000 vehicles daily. it is currently four lanes each direction. the new rebuilding






tollway unveils, advances $4b plan to widen tri-state, from balmoral to 95th str


the illinois tollway wants to widen the congested central tri-state an ambitious plan that began with an idea to rebuild the existing roadway but is now a larger project at more than double the price: $4 billion.on monday, a tollway committee ok'd the proposal, advancing it to the full board which will take a final vote during its thursday meeting.if the full tollway board approves the recommendation, as expected, the rebuilding and widening plan of the tri-state (i-294) will takeplace over a two-year period starting in 2020.the 22-mile stretch — from balmoral avenue near o'hare international airport to 95th street in bridgeview – is the tollway's heaviest-traveled section, which sees 155,000 vehicles daily. the new rebuilding and widening plan, an expansion from an earlier $1.9 billion pl






tollway awards nearly $1b in construction work this year


springfield, ill. (ap) — directors of illinois’ toll highways have approved five more construction contracts totaling $20 million.the illinois tollway board of directors’ action thursday brings the year’s total to nearly $1 billion in construction and engineering contracts. the work has been awarded to 78 different contractors.it’s part of the 15-year, $14 billion move illinois capital program.tollway executive director greg bedalov says the investment improves travel but added that it means “we are a driving force for increasing economic development opportunities in the diverse communities we serve.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.during the capital program’s first six years, the illinois tollway has obligated more than $5 billion. officials say $1.5 billion of t






5 things to know about the proposal to widen the tri-state tollway


the illinois tollway wants to widen the congested central tri-state, an ambitious plan that began with an idea to rebuild the existing roadway but is now a larger project at more than double the price: $4 billion.on monday, a tollway committee ok'd the proposal, advancing it to the full board,...the illinois tollway wants to widen the congested central tri-state, an ambitious plan that began with an idea to rebuild the existing roadway but is now a larger project at more than double the price: $4 billion.on monday, a tollway committee ok'd the proposal, advancing it to the full board,... (mary wisniewski)






tollway officials say hinsdale's plan for tri-state widening falls short


hinsdale officials did not wait for the illinois tollway to put forth its design for widening the central tri-state tollway.the village took the preemptive step of submitting its own plan to widen interstate 294, in a way officials say will minimize the impact on residents.but tollway officials say hinsdale's plan would impact western springs homes on the east side of interstate 294 and does not meet their safety guidelines."we have reviewed their plan and appreciated their input, but it fell short on some critical safety guidelines, in addition to causing a substantial impact to residential property in western springs," said dan rozek, a spokesman for the toll authority.western springs village manager ingrid velkme said she has not seen hinsdale's proposal, but based on what she heard fro






illinois tollway worker stuck, killed by semi near chicago


alsip, ill. (ap) — an illinois tollway worker has been struck and killed by semi-trailer truck traveling on interstate-294 south of chicago.authorities say the driver of the semi drove off after sideswiping the worker and his vehicle on monday afternoon.illinois state police say the 48-year-old worker was struck as he was picking up debris on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes of i-294 in alsip.the cook county medical examiner’s office did not release the victim’s name. tollway officials say they will not release any personal information about the worker pending notification of his family.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






city fires head of security at o’hare, midway for not disclosing why he lost tol


the city has fired the head of security at o'hare and midway airports for what city hall sources said was his failure to disclose details of his prior employment at the illinois tollway.the tribune reported last week that jeffrey redding, the city's deputy aviation commissioner of security, was fired from the tollway in 2015 after a female employee alleged that redding sought sex and money in exchange for work-related favors.redding has been a point person in the investigation of the united airlines passenger-dragging fiasco april 9 at o'hare international airport. he was not immediately available for comment thursday.city inspector general subpoenas tollway after sex-for-favors allegations surface about airport officialray long and hal dardickchicago's inspector general has issued a subpo






keep the change: most drivers won’t see toll hike under illinois tollway’s propo


good news for most drivers using illinois toll roads: you won’t have to open your wallets any wider next year under a $1.95 billion spending plan the illinois tollway board proposed thursday.in unveiling its 2018 budget, the tollway board also said it expected revenues to be 4.3 percent higher in 2018, because, in part, more drivers are hitting the toll roads, according to chairman robert schillerstrom. it’s also because the toll system has expanded, which translates to more toll collection points.the illinois state toll highway authority also expects head count to be at its lowest level in 30 years, at 1,498 employees.schillerstrom said this is the result of increasing automation, as more people switch to i-pass and fewer toll operators are needed.“as we go more electronic and rely more o






man wounded in tollway shooting


a man was wounded early sunday in a shooting on the tri-state tollway in alsip, according to illinois state police.the shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes at 130th street, police said.the man, whose identity was not available, was taken to advocate christ medical center in oak lawn to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.






city fires head of security at o'hare, midway for not disclosing why he lost tol


the city fired the head of security at o'hare and midway airports thursday for what city hall sources said was his failure to disclose critical details of his prior employment at the illinois tollway, after a confidential memo obtained by the tribune revealed numerous allegations of sexual harassment against him.the tribune reported last week that jeffrey redding, the city's deputy aviation commissioner of security, was fired from the tollway in 2015 after a female employee alleged that redding sought sex and money in exchange for work-related favors. he denied any coercion and maintained that his relationship with the woman, a toll collector, was consensual.redding, 54, had been a point person in the investigation of the april 9 united airlines passenger-dragging fiasco at o'hare internat






city fires head of security at o'hare, midway for not disclosing why he lost tol


the city fired the head of security at o'hare and midway airports thursday for what city hall sources said was his failure to disclose critical details of his prior employment at the illinois tollway, after a confidential memo obtained by the tribune revealed numerous allegations of sexual harassment against him.the tribune reported last week that jeffrey redding, the city's deputy aviation commissioner of security, was fired from the tollway in 2015 after a female employee alleged that redding sought sex and money in exchange for work-related favors. he denied any coercion and maintained that his relationship with the woman, a toll collector, was consensual.redding, 54, had been a point person in the investigation of the april 9 united airlines passenger-dragging fiasco at o'hare internat






$4 billion plan to widen tri-state tollway won't require tax money, toll hike: o


the illinois tollway board on thursday unanimously voted in favor of a plan to widen the busy central tri-state, an ambitious $4 billion project the agency says can be funded without tax money and without increasing tolls.the rebuilding and widening proposal, an expansion from an earlier $1.9 billion plan to just rebuild the existing eisenhower-era thoroughfare, would add a lane in each direction and use "flex lanes" on inside shoulders for buses and emergency vehicles.the main construction work would run from 2021 to 2025, following planning and design work and discussions with community residents and stakeholders, such as railroads and utilities, according to tollway staff.the vote at thursday's board meeting came after more than 90 minutes of mostly positive public comment. "i would ver






tollway committee advances $25 million study of illinois 53 extension


an illinois tollway board committee on monday approved spending $25 million to study a long-debated and controversial extension of illinois route 53 north into lake county.the customer service and planning committee recommended awarding the environmental impact study project to two engineering firms — ch2m hill and knight e/a inc., based in englewood, colo., and chicago, respectively. both have worked with the tollway before. the contract will go before the full tollway board for a vote thursday, when it is likely to be approved.board chair robert schillerstrom said in a statement monday that the analysis will provide a "fact based evaluation on alternatives that achieve the most congestion relief while balancing environmental impact.""every day, lake and mchenry county families and busine






tollway committee advances $25 million study of illinois 53 extension


an illinois tollway board committee on monday approved spending $25 million to study a long-debated and controversial extension of illinois route 53 north into lake county.the customer service and planning committee recommended awarding the environmental impact study project to two engineering firms — ch2m hill and knight e/a inc., based in englewood, colo., and chicago, respectively. both have worked with the tollway before. the contract will go before the full tollway board for a vote thursday, when it is likely to be approved.board chair robert schillerstrom said in a statement monday that the analysis will provide a "fact based evaluation on alternatives that achieve the most congestion relief while balancing environmental impact.""every day, lake and mchenry county families and busine






tollway committee advances $25 million study of controversial illinois 53


an illinois tollway board committee on monday approved spending $25 million to study a long-debated and controversial extension of illinois route 53 north into lake county.the customer service and planning committee recommended awarding the environmental impact study project to two engineering firms - chm2 hill and knight e/a inc., based in englewood, colorado and chicago, respectively. both have worked with the tollway before. the contract will go before the full tollway board for a vote on thursday, when it is likely to be approved.board chair robert schillerstrom said in a statement on monday that the analysis will provide a "fact based evaluation on alternatives that achieve the most congestion relief while balancing environmental impact.""every day, lake and mchenry county families an






woman killed in hit-and-run on tri-state tollway


a woman was killed while walking in the southbound lanes of the tri-state tollway near suburban hazel crest sunday evening, illinois state police said. the 31-year-old woman was struck near halsted street on interstate 80/294, state police said. the vehicle did not stop, troopers said. the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.before the crash, she had gotten out of a blue ford vehicle that had pulled over to the shoulder of the road, troopers said. it was unclear why the vehicle had stopped. the incident remains under investigation. 






crash on interstate 294 sends five to the hospital


five people were taken to the hospital due to a chain reaction accident on interstate 294 near ogden avenue during tuesday's afternoon rush hour. the crash caused the closure of all four northbound lanes of the tollway for about an hour, tollway officials reported.a semi-tractor trailer going north on i-294 could not stop in time and rear-ended a silver hyundai in front of it at about 4:10 p.m. jan. 9, said david roman, a public information officer with the tollway.the impact, about a half-mile south of ogden, pushed the hyundai into a gray chevrolet equinox in front of it, which in turn struck a black infiniti, roman said.firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extricate three people from the back seat of the hyundai, hinsdale firefighter and public information officer steve tullis sa






lake forest high school student wins illinois tollway map cover art contest


lake forest high school sophomore lindley wiesner has been announced as the grand prize winner of the 2018 illinois tollway map cover art contest celebrating the bicentennial of the state of illinois.her work will be featured on the cover of the tollway's 2018 map, which is distributed at no cost to more than 75,000 customers."i'm really thankful for my friends and family, and how supportive the school has been through this. all my teachers and classmates voted and i was really appreciative of that," wiesner said.wiesner, who took a minimalistic approach in concept, said she had to do research in deciding the best symbols to include in her illustration, which takes a simple approach of including some of the many things the state has to offer.she was able to fit the symbols — which included






crash on interstate 294 sends five to the hospital


five people were taken to the hospital due to a chain reaction accident on interstate 294 near ogden avenue during tuesday's afternoon rush hour. the crash caused the closure of all four northbound lanes of the tollway for about an hour, tollway officials reported.a semi-tractor trailer going north on i- 294 could not stop in time and rear-ended a silver hyundai in front of it at about 4:10 p.m. jan. 9, said david roman, a public information officer with the tollway.the impact, about a half-mile south of ogden, pushed the hyundai into a gray chevrolet equinox in front of it, which in turn struck a black infiniti, roman said.firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extricate three people from the back seat of the hyundai, hinsdale firefighter and public information officer steve tullis s






illinois tollway board oks $4 billion tri-state rebuilding, widening plan


the illinois tollway board on thursday unanimously voted in favor of a plan to widen the busy central tri-state, an ambitious $4 billion project the agency says can be funded without increasing tolls.the rebuilding and widening proposal, an expansion from an earlier $1.9 billion plan to just rebuild the existing eisenhower-era thoroughfare, would add a lane in each direction and use "flex lanes" on inside shoulders for buses and emergency vehicles.the main construction work would run from 2021 to 2025, following planning and design work and discussions with community residents and stakeholders, such as railroads and utilities, according to tollway staff.the vote — at thursday's board meeting came after more than 90 minutes of public comment — moved forward despite objections from hinsdale






$4 billion plan to widen tri-state won't require tax money, toll hike: officials


the illinois tollway board on thursday unanimously voted in favor of a plan to widen the busy central tri-state, an ambitious $4 billion project the agency says can be funded without tax money and without increasing tolls.the rebuilding and widening proposal, an expansion from an earlier $1.9 billion plan to just rebuild the existing eisenhower-era thoroughfare, would add a lane in each direction and use "flex lanes" on inside shoulders for buses and emergency vehicles.the main construction work would run from 2021 to 2025, following planning and design work and discussions with community residents and stakeholders, such as railroads and utilities, according to tollway staff.the vote at thursday's board meeting came after more than 90 minutes of mostly positive public comment. "i would ver






woman killed in hit-and-run on tri-state tollway in apparent suicide


a woman who was killed while walking in the southbound lanes of the tri-state tollway near suburban hazel crest sunday evening intentionally killed herself, officials said. the 31-year-old woman was struck near halsted street on interstate 80/294, state police said. the vehicle did not stop, troopers said. the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. on monday she was identified as jennifer piszczek of the 300 block of woodcreek in suburban bolingbrook.before the crash, she had gotten out of a blue ford vehicle that had pulled over to the shoulder of the road, troopers said. it was unclear why the vehicle had stopped. the incident remains under investigation. 






illinois tollway board approves $25 million route 53 study


the illinois tollway board on thursday unanimously approved spending $25 million for an environmental impact study on a long-discussed proposed extension of route 53 from cook county into lake county.the 8-0 vote came after more than two hours of comments from people for and against the controversial project. representatives from several construction companies spoke in favor of the study, saying the extension would bring jobs and relieve congestion in a growing region. environmental groups and officials from the suburbs of hawthorn woods and long grove spoke against, noting the extension's projected $2.65 billion cost and its potential negative impact on wetlands.the contract to study the extension was awarded to two engineering firms — ch2m hill and knight e/a inc., based in englewood, co






airport security official left tollway post amid sex-for-favors allegations


she also said his experience in dealing well with two unions at the tollway was "highly desirable," given they also are based at the airports.emanuel won't 'prejudge' future of aviation police after man dragged off united flightjohn byrnemayor rahm emanuel on monday sidestepped a question about the future of chicago's aviation police force following worldwide attention drawn by officers dragging a passenger off of a united airlines flight at o'hare international airport.speaking publicly for the first time since the april 9 incident,...mayor rahm emanuel on monday sidestepped a question about the future of chicago's aviation police force following worldwide attention drawn by officers dragging a passenger off of a united airlines flight at o'hare international airport.speaking publicly for






environmental group, homeowners sue illinois tollway over proposed route 53 exte


a lake county environmental group on thursday sued the illinois state toll highway authority to stop it from spending any more money to study an extension of route 53.the lawsuit, filed in lake county circuit court in waukegan by livable lake county and six area homeowners, alleges the tollway failed to abide by state law in pursuing the controversial project. specifically, the lawsuit claims that the tollway violated the illinois toll highway act by failing to get proper authorization for the corridor from the illinois legislature, and not holding required public hearings.anthony vega, a representative for livable lake county, called the route 53 extension a “highway boondoggle.”“they’re just spending money to widen highways that are destructive to the environment,” said vega, who said th






a million firecrackers on a random road in china


even though these fireworks are just for fun, there’s something kind of terrifying about this video. watch as these fireworks explosions get closer and closer to the era.full story at youtube.more oddities. posted by josh urich