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February 2019

IDOT celebrates Black History Month

February 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a full slate of special events in February in celebration of Black History Month, with rotating lobby displays featuring a variety of educational topics, from black entrepreneurs and inventors to the Harlem Renaissance.
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Sober drivers are the real MVPs

February 1, 2019

SPRINGFIELD - The Super Bowl brings together families, friends, fans - and the potential for too much partying before the trip home. This Super Bowl Sunday, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across the state are huddling and calling a play that needs the cooperation of all fans - "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket."
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January 2019

Snow, plummeting temps, strong winds bring challenging travel conditions this weekend

January 18, 2019

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a winter storm arriving this evening will make travel a challenge throughout much of Illinois, with some areas possibly receiving up to 8 inches of snow. Motorists should be prepared for high winds and colder temperatures persisting through the weekend, causing drifting and icing even on treated surfaces.
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Public invited to submit stories for IDOT safety campaign

January 11, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking real stories from people who have lost loved ones or otherwise been affected by poor choices and driving behaviors. The stories will be used as a part of Life or Death Illinois, IDOT’s ongoing effort to encourage better driving habits and reach zero deaths on Illinois roads.
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Winter storm to impact driving conditions

January 11, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a major winter storm with the potential for double-digit snowfall totals in the central and southern regions of the state will begin late Friday afternoon and extend into Saturday, impacting travel heading into the weekend. To prepare, IDOT has been pretreating roads and bridges susceptible to icing, with plowing operations likely to being later today and through the weekend.
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