• Illinois on U.S. list for highest earthquake risk

    by  • July 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation. The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating...

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    IL Supreme Court to decide Illinois term limit proposal

    by  • July 18, 2014

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court won’t review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November’s ballot. The court denied Thursday the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits’ appeal of a June 27 Cook County Circuit Court ruling. That court had decided the measure — along...

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    Interstate road construction will lead to area delays

    by  • July 18, 2014

    MOUNT VERNON — The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Interstates 57 and 64 in the Mt. Vernon area of the North I-57/I-64 Interchange Construction Project beginning starting Monday. The contractor will be engaged in patching operations followed by placement of asphalt pavement. Lane reductions will be utilized to perform...

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