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Crews near Road Closed signs
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The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers that trips on Interstate 55 between Bloomington-Normal and Chicago will take a bit longer for the next several weeks.

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Becky Slightom is the person you see at the start of a roadwork zone—the one directing traffic and keeping workers and drivers safe.

She's a flagger, but there's another informal job title she's bestowed upon herself.

With temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s over the next few days  -- and the heat index even higher, road buckling could become a problem for some Illinois motorists. 

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Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects designed to improve freight mobility throughout the state and relieve congestion.

Passengers board a bus in Uptown Normal's transfer center.
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The Illinois Department of Transportation is giving Bloomington-Normal's bus system $250,000.

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State officials say there's a newly-redesigned website for travelers that offers the most up-to-date information on road conditions.

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State and city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of renovations to the Amtrak station in downtown Lincoln, the latest along the Chicago-St. Louis route to see improvements.