• Intermittent lane closures scheduled in Jefferson County

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois 177 from Waterworks Road to Illinois 127 and Illinois 177 from 0.3 miles west of U.S. 51 to the Jefferson County line will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours only from Thursday through Friday, weather permitting. Ramps...

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    Quinn halts funding for future Capitol renovation

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for future renovations at the Capitol, a pricey project that’s already caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed. The Chicago Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he’s instructed his budget director to hold up appropriations for renovations that are yet...

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    IEMA director plans for disabled care during disaster

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The twelfth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks will, for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, include a summit on how professionals should handle those with special needs in the event of disaster. IEMA director Jonathon Monken uses the term “functional needs or disabilities” and adds that could include 10 percent of the state’s population....

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