Illinois Department of Transportation http://peoriapublicradio.org en Inspector General discloses political hiring investigation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/inspector-general-discloses-political-hiring-investigation <div>Illinois' Executive Inspector General has taken an unusual step and is asking to be part of a lawsuit accusing Governor Pat Quinn's administration of patronage hiring. &nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:03:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26997 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Inspector General discloses political hiring investigation Critics still working to stop Illiana Expressway http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/critics-still-working-stop-illiana-expressway <div>Earlier this month, Illinois and Indiana finalized an agreement on the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">construction of the </span>Illiana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Expressway. The proposed </span>tollway<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will link&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I-55 in Will County with I-65 in northern Indiana. Illinois will spend&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">250-million dollars on the highway. </span></div><div> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:56:33 +0000 Brian O'Keefe 23164 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Critics still working to stop Illiana Expressway Policing seat belts in the back http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/policing-seat-belts-back <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is stepping-up enforcement on seat belt violations for all seating positions in a car. The Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and IDOT for&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; white-space: pre-wrap;">this year’s Memorial Day Click it or Ticket Campaign. </span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 05:34:24 +0000 Tanya Koonce 23034 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Policing seat belts in the back Some road work suspended over Labor Day weekend http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-road-work-suspended-over-labor-day-weekend <p>Some lane closures will remain in effect in the Peoria area as IDOT suspends road work for the Labor Day holiday.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:53:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 11031 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some road work suspended over Labor Day weekend IDOT invites residents to give input on bike transportation plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/idot-invites-residents-give-input-bike-transportation-plan <div>Peoria will be part of a statewide effort to create an Illinois Bike Transportation Plan. The Illinois Department of Transportation is holding meetings around the state to gather information on how bicycling paths can be improved, and the challenges communities face in making themselves more bike-friendly. Brian Williamsen is a spokesman with IDOT.</div><div> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:42:26 +0000 Denise Molina 8772 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IDOT invites residents to give input on bike transportation plan