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Rockford Register Star Editorial: Illiana Expressway Is Bad for Northern Illinois and Rest of the State

Seldom has a meeting of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning been so important to northern Illinois or the state of Illinois itself. The CMAP board and its policy committee will meet Wednesday to approve a four-year update of the Chicago region’s master plan. Normally in these parts there would be little interest in what

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WBEZ: Push for Solar Power Comes to Chicago’s Southeast Side

Not long ago in a small storefront on Baltimore Avenue near the Indiana border a handful of folks got schooled on solar energy. It was part education, part sales pitch put on by Seth Johnson, policy advocate with the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago. “Right now, we see a lot of fluctuation with

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Post-Tribune: Illinois PIRG report bashes planned Illiana Tollway

A new report by the Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund lists the proposed Illiana Tollway as one of 11 “questionable” projects in the country. The Illinois PIRG report, titled “Highway Boondoggles,” comes shortly before the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning meets Wednesday to vote on its updated Go To 2040 long-range transportation plan,

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Chicago Tribune: Say ‘no’ to the Illiana Expressway (again)

A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future,” by the Illinois PIRG Education Fund Yes, that’s the Illiana

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