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AAR launches drone integration for aircraft inspections
Oct 25, 2019 9:00 AM
Aviation services provider AAR announced the integration of Donecle drone technology into its maintenance, repair and overhaul operations.
Chicago mayor's budget depends on higher dining, ride-share costs, Springfield help on casino
By Jerry Nowicki
Oct 24, 2019 12:01 AM
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot laid out her budget plan Wednesday, announcing the city "will need cooperation from Springfield" in order to fill an $838 million operating deficit. The budget also includes added restaurant and ride-share taxes or fees.
New gas station -- result of Bahamas Bowl sponsorship -- coming to Elk Grove
By Christopher Placek
Oct 23, 2019 5:51 PM
Elk Grove Village has formally approved plans for a Love's gas station -- the first bricks-and-mortar example of a business attracted to town through the village's unconventional sponsorship of a college football game.
New I-55 interchange planned for Romeoville
Submitted by the village of Romeoville
Oct 22, 2019 9:08 AM
A new I-55 interchange at Airport Road/Lockport Street and IL 126 in Romeoville is in the works, part of the $23.5 billion plan for road maintenance, preservation, and expansion projects across the state announced by Gov.r J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Amazon to build new fulfillment center in south suburb
By Richard Klicki
Oct 11, 2019 1:32 PM
Online retail giant Amazon said Friday it plans to open a new fulfillment center in Channahon, just south of Joliet.
What Metra's $2.5 billion capital plan means for you
By Marni Pyke
Oct 9, 2019 8:30 AM
More capacity, new locomotives, and -- gasp! -- more trains are on track as Metra talks about its new $2.5 billion, 5-year capital plan.
Hub Group awarded EPA excellence award
Oct 8, 2019 9:21 AM
Hub Group has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the seventh time with a SmartWay Excellence Award.
An economic crisis in your teens can alter your behavior for life, economists find
Andrew Van Dam
Oct 6, 2019 6:10 AM
If inflation-adjusted gas prices doubled while someone was learning to drive, researchers found, that person would be less likely to drive to work later on, and would drive an average of 900 to 1,100 fewer miles each year as adults. They are also less likely to own gas-guzzling light trucks and more likely to take public transit.
Roadrunner to cut 450 jobs in downsizing
Oct 1, 2019 11:16 AM
Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced Tuesday it will downsize its unprofitable dry van business, eliminating about 450 jobs nationwide.
The newest hope to beat the traffic: a 'flying' water taxi that glides across town
Sep 28, 2019 6:00 AM
Oblong and glassy, with the ability to glide across water without making a sound, the SeaBubble looks like a vehicle straight out of a James Bond flick.
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