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The Illinois attorney general’s office is investigating a complaint related to Connect Transit and whether it’s violating state accessibility laws.

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Police said Thursday they have found the other vehicle apparently involved in the second fatal incident on Veterans Parkway in just six weeks, as questions resurfaced about pedestrian safety on one of Bloomington-Normal’s busiest roads.

Barickman on the Senate floor
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State Sen. Jason Barickman said he's not sure how a proposal to consolidate municipal fire and police pension fund assets will play out next week in Springfield. The General Assembly convenes Oct. 28-30 for its fall veto session.

Flagger on the job
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Several high-traffic streets in Bloomington-Normal will get a major makeover over the next six years as McLean County benefits from $173 million in funding from the state capital plan.

Biker on the trail
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Constitution Trail is considered one of Bloomington-Normal's top cultural and tourist attractions, and yet it almost never came to be.

Route 9 street sign
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Bloomington’s Public Works director said updates to the proposed Route 9 bike lane plan reduces the number of impacted parking spaces by nearly 200.

U.S. Route 150 and Illinois Route 9 signs
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The City of Bloomington has scheduled a public meeting to gather feedback on a proposal to add bike lanes along Illinois Route 9.

crummy sidewalks
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Students at Sheridan Elementary in Bloomington will soon have a safer route to school thanks to a $200,000 state grant that will fund new sidewalks.

Schools statewide are receiving 5,000 tree seedlings from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Editor’s note: This story is part of a special episode of GLT’s Sound Ideas focused entirely on autonomous driving. It aired Nov. 21. Read more stories in the series.

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Bloomington Normal's bus system could have a downtown Bloomington transfer center in about five years.

Illinois roads and bridges are in major disrepair. But after a two-year budget impasse and a backlog of bills that the state is struggling to cover, infrastructure continues to take a backseat. This year, advocates and lawmakers plan to change that.

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.

Flagger on the job
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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.