Transportation infrastructure is a vital
necessity to our modern society. It literally moves our economy
forward and improves our everyday quality of life.
The task of maintaining our transportation
infrastructure falls upon the men and women who make up the Illinois
Department of Transportation, and while safety is the underlying
theme in everything we do, tragedies do occur.
The names listed on this site are the brothers
and sisters in our IDOT family who were killed as a result of their
commitment to improving the lives of the people of Illinois by
providing a safe and efficient transportation system. When you read
these names, please take time to remember what was left behind in
the name of public service: husbands, wives, sons, daughters,
fathers and mothers.
It is not only a memorial to them, but a reminder
to all, that driving is not a right, it is a privilege. With
privilege comes responsibility to others.
To those listed on this page, thank you.