Posts under ‘Commuting’

Illinois Tollway to publish fine offenders names

Using the Illinois Tollway is a fact of life for Western Kenosha Countians, whether getting to work, or visiting family and friends or visiting the allures of Chicago. But if you’ve been using the tollway without paying and racking up some big fees due, the Tollway may be going public with your name, The Chicagoist […]

I-94 blocked by crashes at Russell Road

At 6 a.m., all lanes of I-94 are blocked at Russell Road due to incidents involving two semi-trucks, WBBM radio is reporting. UPDATE 7:55 a.m. — Pleasant Prairie responding for mutual aid with a squad to Newport Fire Department to I-94 near Highway 173 in Lake County for rolled over tanker, likely the same incident. […]

Northbound lanes on I-94 flooded

At 10:57 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following statement regarding flooding on I-94: Two Right hand lanes on I-94 NB North of HWY C and South of STH 50 are flooded. This has reduced traffic to One lane NB in this area. Suggested alternate routes: If trying to get to Hwy […]

Construction work continuing on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake

Both eastbound lanes of Highway 50 are closed this morning about midway through Paddock Lake. A sign at the site says work by Kenosha County will be going on there all this week. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction through the construction zone.

Rebuilding of I-94 southbound lanes between Highway 50 and 158 to begin soon

Major lane reductions are taking place on I-94 between Highway 50 and Highway 158 as part of the ongoing I-94 North-South Freeway Reconstruction Project. Until late 2012, I-94 will be restricted to two lanes in each direction between Highways 50 and 158 as the southbound roadway is reconstructed and widened. Speed limits will be reduced […]

Commuter news: Illinois tolls may be increased

There’s bad news coming from south of the border for Western Kenosha County commuters who work in Lake County and other points south. The Illinois Tollway Authority is proposing a 35 cent increase at most toll stations as a way of funding a $12 billion capital plan. Here’s the whole plan. I don’t see a […]

It doesn’t take a lot of snow for roads to get slippery.

About 24 hours ago, from about 9 to 10:35 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and other police and fire agencies were living the statement that it doesn’t have to be a blizzard for conditions to get hairy when it snows. Here in Paddock Lake, I recorded only about an quarter of an inch of snow fall last night. […]

Illinois highway named among nation’s most dangerous

View Larger Map Illinois Highway 173, a road used by many West of the I commuters, has been identified in a nationwide survey of highways as among the most dangerous, the News-Sun is reporting. The road had 30 fatal accidents during the period of the study, 1994-2008. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said of Highway 173: “Without major […]

Tollway bringing out new missed fee signage

If you take the tollway into work or play, expect to see some new signs along the way. To help educate drivers about unpaid tolls, this month the Illinois Tollway will launch new roadway signage campaign, piloting several styles of new information signs throughout the Tollway system. The launch of the new signage program is […]

Your views: Interstate 94 widening

State Sen. Tim Carpenter wants to block the planned widening of Interstate 94 from Milwaukee to the state line, including through Kenosha County. Many West of the I folks drive that road every day to work or at other times to get to Milwaukee (or Illinois for a little bit anyway). What do you think […]

Tollway has a deal for you

A lot of Western Kenosha County residents commute out of the county to work. Many of those people head south on the Tri-State Tollway. If you’re one of them, the Illinois Tollway Authority has news that might be of interest to you if you’ve ever — I’m sure completely on accident — been caught without […]

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