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  • Local 150 Scholarships Awarded

    At the General Membership Meeting on July 26th, Local 150 recognized the six winners of its first annual Scholarship Program. The program, which was started with president-business manager James Sweeney’s salary as an Illinois Tollway director, awards children of Local …

  • Chicago Prepares for $425M Red Line Reconstruction

    In less than one week, the southern end of the Chicago Transit Authority’s “Red Line” will shut down for a five-month reconstruction. The project, CTA’s largest, will impact 10 miles of track and cost approximately $425 million. The 44 year-old railroad has …

  • Illinois Releases 12-Year, $6 Billion Transportation Plan

    Illinois released the details of its Transportation Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2019, and it includes details for many projects of interest, from local roads and intersections to multi-billion dollar expressway and rail projects. Chicago’s “Circle Interchange,” which links Interstates 90, …

  • Illinois to See $675M in New Road Work this Spring

    ​On February 7th, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that will pump an additional $675 million into the Illinois Department of Transportation budget for road construction this spring. This infusion comes at a very important time, with this year’s budget …

  • New Davenport Casino will Bring Union Jobs

    Faced with a choice between a downtown casino location built by out-of-state contractors and a location near Interstate 80 using local union labor, the Davenport City Council selected the latter. Yesterday, the council voted to enter into a contract with …

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