From the 1920s to the 1950s, the Illinois Department of Transportation photographed the roads, bridges and other infrastructure built by the agency. The images, now archived and placed online, provide a snapshot early and mid-20th century Chicago.
Not one, but four of you curious citizens asked us for the story behind the signs on the highway that show the current number of traffic deaths in Illinois. We get into the history of these signs and the nuances behind how they work.
The governors of Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin have turned down federal funding for high-speed rail service. But in Illinois, the sentiment is “All aboard.” The proposal for improvements along the Chicago-St. Louis corridor aims to connect arterial regions.