July 17, 2013

Ousted Metra CEO Describes Rough Illinois Politics

A former California transit executive tapped to clean up Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency says he was pushed out for doing exactly that and resisting pressure from Illinois politicians.


Erik and Mary-Ann Gjermundsen of Norway are making the nearly 3,400-mile trip across the U.S. in their small Messerschmitt.
(Jenna Dooley/NPR)
July 17, 2013

Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway

This year marks the centennial of America's first transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. You might have driven on the highway and not even known it, since it stretches from New York to California, passing through states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, and carrying different state route numbers along the way.


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July 07, 2013

Asiana Flight Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Crash

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tried to abort its landing and come in for another try just 1 1/2 seconds before it crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.


driver's licenses for immigrants
(Russell Contreras/AP)
June 24, 2013

More States Let Unauthorized Immigrants Take The Wheel

The national debate over immigration may be churning on in Washington, D.C., but there's one policy a growing number of states can agree on: driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.


A collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge in Washington state
(Elaine Thompson/AP)
June 01, 2013

Many Bridges Unsafe, But No Consensus on Solutions

As you head out on the roads for summer vacation, ponder this: chances are 1 in 9 the bridge you're crossing has been deemed structurally deficient or basically in bad shape by the federal government.


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May 31, 2013

New Will County Airport Advances in Illinois House

After decades of debate over adding a third airport to the Chicago area, the Illinois House of Representatives has passed a measure that will allow for the construction and operation of a new airport to be located in Will County.


May 30, 2013

I-57 Closure at C-U Postponed

The scheduled Thursday night closure of a stretch of I-57 in southwest Champaign has been postponed.


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