Screenshot of video posted by trucker Brian Miner
(Brian Miner, You Tube video)
July 23, 2014

Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law?

It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?

A "Road Closed" sign marks the east end of Olympian drive, where construction equipment is parked, awaiting work on the highway's extension.
Jim Meadows (Illinois Public Media)
July 20, 2014

Work Begins Monday on Olympian Drive Extension

Olympian Drive along the north end of Champaign will be extended into the north edge of Urbana, with a two year construction project set to begin Monday.

In Paris, soldiers patrol at Charles de Gaulle Airport last week. French airports have reportedly agreed to a new TSA policy requiring electronic devices to be powered up before they're allowed on U.S.-bound flights.
(Michel Euler/AP)
July 07, 2014

TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

People flying to the U.S. on international flights may want to keep their cellphones charged: Under a new policy, these and other devices might not be allowed on the plane if they can't power up.

July 03, 2014

Quinn Halts IDOT Political Hiring

Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a moratorium on political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation and is requiring executive-level staff in every state agency to undergo training about proper hiring practices.  

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