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2014 Illinois Roadway Fatalities to Date

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Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality

At the Illinois Department of Transportation, safety is our number one priority and we stand committed to reducing the number of fatalities to zero on Illinois roadways.

Please help us by driving defensively, buckling up, putting down your cell phone, slowing down in work zones, wearing the proper gear while motorcycling, and designating a sober driver if you have been drinking.

Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality is our message. Every life counts. With your help, we will ensure we are doing everything we can to save lives.

*Fatality data are provisional and based on information submitted to IDOT for fatal crashes occurring on all public roadways within the state. Fatalities occurring on weekends or holidays will not be included in the total until the next business day, or until such time the data can be entered.


Governor Quinn Signs $1.1 Billion Capital Construction Bill
CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new state capital construction bill that invests $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects to improve transportation and create jobs and boost economic development across Illinois. The bill, which follows Governor Quinn’s successful six-year, $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will deliver more than 210 projects and create an estimated 14,300 jobs. The legislation is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in Rochelle
ROCHELLE – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC officials to open their expanded passenger rail car production facility, Shop 3, at the company’s Rochelle manufacturing plant. The new facility will help Nippon Sharyo become even more competitive in the United States passenger railcar market, meet the industry’s growing “Buy America” demands and create 90 jobs at the Rochelle facility.

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IDOT Among Mid America States Recognized for Community-Focused, Cost Saving, Innovative Transportation Projects
INDIANAPOLIS - State transportation department projects that are improving safety across all travel modes, expanding mobility for communities, reducing congestion on roadways, and providing additional transportation options, all while saving taxpayer dollars and showcasing new innovations, were today named recipients of top honors in the mid America regional America's Transportation Awards competition at the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials 2014 annual meeting.
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Governor Quinn Reminds Drivers to Take Caution in Work Zones, Directs State Agencies to Redouble Efforts to Protect Public and Workers
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today directed the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police to explore additional highway safety measures in the wake of last week’s tragedy that claimed five lives in an Interstate 55 work zone near Channahon. The Governor also urged the public to do their part to help crack down on reckless and inattentive driving in work zones throughout Illinois.

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IDOT Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking input on its draft 2014 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan to ensure the department meets the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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Governor Quinn Unveils Mandela Road in Chicago
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by state and local officials on what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday to unveil the newly-designated Mandela Road in Chicago. The stretch of Cicero Avenue from Roosevelt Road to West Grand Avenue will now also bear a designation in honor of the late South African President and world civil rights leader Nelson Mandela.

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