Kane County voters approved $50 million referendum for land acquisition and capital improvements. Eighty percent of the money from the referendum is intended for the acquisition of about 2,000 acres of land, and about 20 percent for capital improvement. Read more here.
Route 53 has long been discussed about a potential expansion to alleviate traffic congestion with a price tag of almost $2.6 billion. The Customer Service and Planning Committee has officially recommended an environmental impact study of the Route 53 expansion north into Lake County. The recommendation will go to a full board vote on Thursday, […]
A group has filed a lawsuit to postpone the construction of the Kane County Longmeadow Parkway because of the location of an endangered species of bee. U.S. District Judge has granted the restraining order and stopped construction which was scheduled to begin. Read more.
The Illinois Tollway is proposing the expansion of I-294 between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. The goal of the project is to eliminate congestion on the tollway used by hundreds of thousands of vehicles daily. The proposed project will begin in 2020 and will take 2 years to complete. The project is scheduled for final […]
Kane County is seeking legislation that would give the transportation department authority to use quick-take powers to speed along the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor project. Read more.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has secured more than 4,000 acres of land since 2001 and paid just compensation totaling more than $90 million dollars for the South Suburban Airport. IDOT stated that it will issue a request for information to determine the private sector’s interest in both developing and maintaining the airport. Read […]
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has begun planning the possibly expansion of Interstate 294 between O’Hare International Airport and 95th street to make the expressway five lanes in each direction, as opposed to four. There is a possibility that this expansion would encroach on currently held private property and land owned by the Villages […]
McHenry County Transportation Committee is currently exploring the use of quick take powers and eminent domain powers for the completion of the highway project on Randall Road. In the February 1, 2017 agenda, McHenry County Transportation Committee is seeking a resolution for quick-take powers from the General Assembly as well as a resolution authorizing the acquisition […]
Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. (GLBT) has proposed railroad construction through privately owned land. In order to procure the real estate, landowners will need to voluntarily sell to GLBT or the firm will need to enact eminent domain. Eminent domain is a legal procedure derived from the 5th amendment that allows government and some private […]
The Kane County Department of Transportation (KDOT) seeks to continue momentum for a 5.6 mile-long roadway project known as the Longmeadow Parkway Fox River Bridge Corridor. The proposed construction directly affects property owners in portions of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills. KDOT Executive Director, Carl Schoedel, has stated that a dialogue among the community is […]