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A fire at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago has caused more than 500 flights to be canceled at the city's airports Friday -- and more cancellations are expected. And that could send delays rippling through the nation's air travel network.

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A Southern Illinois airport is receiving $3.2 million in federal funds for construction of a new terminal.

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Motorists and pedestrians in Carbondale are learning to navigate a different traffic pattern at a major downtown intersection.

A group of civil engineers says Illinois needs to pay more attention to maintaining its infrastructure, or suffer the consequences later on.

The price of gas is dropping in Illinois.

Road construction projects in Illinois could be halted due to a stalemate in Congress over the Highway Trust Fund.

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The manager of the Williamson County Regional Airport is joining a group of airport executives to help craft a federal policy for airports across the country.

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Authorities say a worker at a farm chemical company died after his fertilizer truck was struck by an Amtrak train in the east-central Illinois community of Savoy.

Traffic is getting back to normal after a portion of Interstate 57 in Williamson County was shut down last night.

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A Williamson County road has reopened after a semi-truck tried to drive under a low clearance railroad trestle.

Highway road work will take a break for the Holidays.

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Amtrak trains operating out of Chicago to points across Illinois and the Midwest will soon offer free Internet access.

Multitaskers who drive while chatting on the phone may face some bitter medicine in 2014.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced more than $3-million in construction projects for southern Illinois.

Emergency officials in southern Illinois say there is no public safety threat after a train hauling coal derailed in Franklin County.

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You can continue to expect major traffic delays along Interstate–57 at Mt. Vernon.

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The Olmsted Locks and Dam Project on the Ohio River in Pulaski County is on firmer financial ground thanks to the federal budget deal Congress passed Wednesday.

AMTRAK

Officials say nearly 5.2 million people boarded and disembarked from Amtrak trains in Illinois in the year that ended on Sept. 30, contributing to record ridership nationally.

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Local communities are getting their share of this year's Capital Funding from the state, money which will be used to upgrade roads and bridges all over the region.

Amtrak Deal Avoids Shutdown

Oct 11, 2013
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Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as early as next week.

Environmental groups are against allowing industrial facilities to dump chemicals in parts of the Ohio River for another two years.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials began collecting public information about a new interstate in southern Illinois at Shawnee Community College on Wednesday.

IDOT Seeks Input on Statewide Bicycle Plan

Jul 18, 2013
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The Illinois Department of Transportation is developing a bicycle transportation plan.

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State transportation and local officials broke ground Monday in Marion on a $10-Million widening project for I-57.

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Work continues on planning for the Interstate 66 corridor to connect Paducah to Cape Girardeau.

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Southern Illinois residents are in for a treat next week when a famous WW II aircraft will find its way to the area.

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Illinois begins the 2014 Fiscal Year today, but leaders say they're dealing with many of the same issues which have plagued the state for some time.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ An audit says more than 1 in 7 Illinois roads need to be repaired, four years after the state approved tax increases to pay for a $31 billion road construction program.

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One in 12 Illinois bridges is rated as structurally deficient, and the number has grown over the last two years, according to a national report released Wednesday.

The speed limit on most Illinois interstates would go up to 70, under a bill that's en route to the Governor.

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