The Illinois Department of Transportation continues its road work project, replacing a bridge over the Kankakee River.
Southbound traffic was flowing again this (Tues) morning after being shut down Monday night. Northbound traffic will be closed tonight from 7 pm 'til 6 am Wednesday. Motorists should be aware of detour signs and be alert for work crews.
The project is part of a $19 million bridge rebuild program through the Illinois Jobs-Now Program.
Road construction projects total $4.2 mil for Kankakee County
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced capital investments of more than $4.2 million for construction projects in Kankakee County.
Work will completed on Illinois Route 1/17 from Route 114 at the State Line west to Grant Park at Routes 1/17. Milling, aggregate shoulders, sidewalk ramp updates are part of the scheduled work detail. The cost is listed at $2,369,
Work in the Manteno area will cost $1,879,182 on Illinois Route 50. Just under four miles of milling and resurfacing will be completed from north of St. George Road to north of 6th Street in Manteno.
The projects are part of the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.
An 18-year-old Morocco, Indiana motorist was killed this week in a single-car crash. Jeremy Simoneau (Sim-uh-NO) was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday.
Newton County Sheriff's Police reported the victim's car was northbound on County Road 150E at a high rate of speed when it crossed over State Road 114 and left the roadway. The vehicle went airborne before running into a grove of trees. Alcohol has not been determined as a factor in the crash.
The Newton County Coroner's office, State Police, Iroquois Township Fire and Newton County Ambulance personnel were all one the scene.
Rutherford talks to Iroquois County GOP Women’s Club
Dan Rutherford has traveled many roads in a long Illinois political career. And, he's learned a few things along the way.
The soon-to-be former State Treasurer told the Iroquois County Republican Women's Club (Thursday) the Republican Party needs to learn how to adapt to changing times.
The mean attitude the Republican and democrats have toward each other just shows how divided everyone seems to be, in Washington and Springfield," Rutherford told WGFA News. He said the Republican Party has been the recipient of the negative image.
The bitterness and mean-spirited demeanor of so many people, these days, Rutherford points out, is inside the party ranks too.
Rutherford said it's his opinion the issues of gay rights, guns, or abortion should not dictate who's a good Republican or a bad Republican. Until that happens, he says, sadly the party is going to be the minority.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has a new hotline for people who have questions about Ebola. State officials say someone will be on hand 24-hours-a-day to answer questions like how to avoid getting Ebola. Operators will also be able to tell you how the virus is spread and provide details on who's at risk of getting infected. The hotline number is 800-889-3931.