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President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

By at February 25, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 5 Comments

President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today set in motion the development of a plan that will look at the County’s transportation network and its impact on economic growth and quality of life over the next 25 years. “We can no longer continue to make one-off transportation investments. We need a coherent strategy. The County should invest in transportation more...

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Lake Cook Road Improvements Highlighted by President Preckwinkle as Cook County Concludes Major 2013 Construction Projects

By at November 21, 2013 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

Lake Cook Road Improvements Highlighted by President Preckwinkle as Cook County Concludes Major 2013 Construction Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the end of the county's 2013 construction season at Lake Cook Road, a major arterial thoroughfare in the far northern suburbs that has undergone significant improvements. “In this, the centennial year of the County’s Transportation and Highways Department, I am pleased we have been able to reconstruct or more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

By at May 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off the 2013 roadway construction season and marked the centennial anniversary of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways. This year the department plans to allocate $35 million to improve nearly 49 lane miles of roadway in 19 municipalities across Cook County. When the department was more...

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County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

By at March 14, 2013 | 10:54 pm | 1 Comments

County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has doubled its funding to make an Oak Lawn intersection safer for motorists and children crossing from nearby schools.  The County will pick up the entire $1.6 million in construction costs to widen Central Avenue at Southwest Highway and add left turn lanes at the intersection. A previous more...

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Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Joe Orr Road’s recent realignment and eventual extension into Indiana will yield economic benefits for the south suburban region. The first phase of the project, from east of Stony Island Avenue to Torrence Avenue in Lansing, moved and reconstructed Joe Orr Road further south and expanded it to more...

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Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:13 pm | 1 Comments

Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the Chicago region has been named a 2012 Metro-Scale Sustainable Community Leader by the Institute for Sustainable Communities. The award recognizes Chicagoland’s ongoing leadership in sustainable transportation. Cook County and Chicago share the honor with Will County, the more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Safety Improvements At Fatal Accident Site

By at December 6, 2012 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Safety Improvements At Fatal Accident Site

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Transportation, has completed safety improvements to two roadways outside the Cook County Jail, where Corrections officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in more...

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Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

By at November 19, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch a program that will let families purchase a memorial marker near the site of a DUI fatality to commemorate the loss of a loved one. Under the new DUI Memorial Program, families can acquire the marker online for fatal DUI crashes on or after January 1, 1990 on highways under the jurisdiction of the more...

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Collaboration and Cooperation Result in Improved Safety at Jack Hile Middle School in Oak Forest

By at November 14, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 1 Comments

Collaboration and Cooperation Result in Improved Safety at Jack Hile Middle School in Oak Forest

After student Alex Fitzgerald was struck by a car on 151st Street near the school last April, the Cook County Highway Department moved swiftly to make the area safer. A new traffic signal was installed at the school exit, and the county partnered with the City of Oak Forest to construct a safer crosswalk for students. Brighter street lights were also installed to light more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

By at September 12, 2012 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a strategic road project that will promote economic growth in the South Suburbs. The county will use $8-$10 million dollars in Motor Fuel Tax funds to reconstruct and widen Center Street from 159th Street to 171st Street—a crucial truck route in Harvey. In addition to reconstructing the deteriorated pavement, the more...

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