A small plane had to make an emergency landing in Perry County Wednesday.

Illinois' transportation chief has delivered a tough review of the state's capacity to solve problems, saying it's planning ``for yesterday's transportation system.''

Illinois State Police have closed Highway 148 near the Crab Orchard Lake bridge in Williamson County after a fatal traffic crash.

The Illinois budget stalemate is delaying payments of the Motor Fuel Tax.

Highway engineers across the state say this means county roads could end up in very poor shape going into the winter season.

Pot And Carp’s Possible Business Connection

Aug 24, 2015

While Illinois deals with invasive Asian Carp in its waterways, medical marijuana plants are ripening for sale across the state. 

Tom Carper
Brian Mackey, Illinois Public Radio

Backers of Amtrak and passenger rail service in Illinois are worried the state's serious financial problems will lead to service reductions.

The Mississippi River has been reopened to traffic after more than 100 barges broke loose just north of the Jefferson Barracks Memorial Arch Bridge near St. Louis.

Police will be out in extra numbers this weekend, watching for impaired drivers, and people not wearing their seatbelts.

The Illinois Department of Transportation's Listening Tour rolled into Carbondale Tuesday.

Courier & Press

A state auditor's report says some Illinois bridges are not being inspected as often as they should be by the state's Department of Transportation.

State Budget Cuts Could Reduce Amtrak Service to Region

Apr 13, 2015

The governor's proposed state budget cuts could derail Amtrak service to southern Illinois.

A Goreville man is dead after a head-on crash on Route 37 south of Marion Wednesday afternoon.


Passenger rail advocates are trying to maintain the state's subsidy for Amtrak.

One lane of Interstate 57 northbound in Williamson County remains closed Friday morning, as crews will get back to work today clearing an accident scene from earlier this week.


Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut 40% from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has been climbing.

NWS PaducaH

The National Weather Service in Paducah says several inches of snow will fall on southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky, and southwest Indiana Sunday night into Monday.

Southern Illinois Airport

The Southern Illinois Airport is quite busy.

Illinois State Police spent hours on the scene of a rollover crash on Interstate 57 in Franklin County this morning.


The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on an airplane crash that killed four members of a southern Illinois Family.


Hundreds of mourners gathered in a southern Illinois school gymnasium to remember members of a Nashville family killed in a Kentucky plane crash.

Signs are going up in Chinese in the international terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Illinois congressmen are criticizing the long-delayed Olmsted lock and dam project.

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.

Google Earth

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

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.

Google Earth

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.


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.