Infrastructure Investment


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Illinois Infrastructure Listening Tour

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Listening Tour meetings and participated in our online survey!


Transportation is the asset that distinguishes Illinois from the rest of the country. Our roads, transit systems, railroads, airports and waterways make Illinois the transportation hub of North America and provide us with a global economic advantage.

But we are at a crossroads. Over the next six years, 40 percent of Illinois highways and one in seven bridges will be in unacceptable condition. The transit network’s bus and rail system will not be adequately overhauled, leading to less reliable and underutilized service. School and other key state construction projects will continue to lag behind and fall into disrepair.

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, in coordination with the Illinois Capital Development Board, recently held a series of informal public meetings throughout the state.

This dialogue, emphasizing quality of life and economic growth, will establish priorities for future investment in our transportation system.

These meetings were intended to be a listening tour, sparking discussion that ultimately leads to a package of recommendations that can be presented to Governor Rauner and General Assembly for consideration this spring. A final recommendation report will be released soon.

Our mission is to start a statewide conversation that lays the groundwork for a realistic, sustainable plan for bringing our infrastructure into the 21st century. 

Event Information

Location Meeting Date Meeting Time Meeting Location Host Organization
Champaign April 27, 2015 1:00PM Hilton Garden Inn

1501 S. Neil St.

Champaign, IL

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
Macomb April 28, 2015 10:00AM Spoon River College Community Outreach Center (MidAmerica National Bank Conference Hall)

2500 E. Jackson St.

Macomb, IL

Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce
Springfield April 28, 2015 2:30PM Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theater III

420 S. Sixth St.

Springfield, IL

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Ottawa April 29, 2015 8:30AM Ottawa City Hall

301 W. Madison St.

Ottawa, IL

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
Dixon April 29, 2015 11:00AM KSB Hospital (Private Dining Room)

403 E. 1st St.

Dixon, IL

Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce
Bloomington/Normal April 30, 2015 2:00PM Bloomington City Council Chamber

109 East Olive St.

Bloomington, IL

McLean County Chamber of Commerce
Lake County May 1, 2015 8:00AM

University Center of Lake County - Multi-Purpose Room

1200 University Center Dr.

Grayslake, IL

Lake County Transportation Alliance
McHenry County May 1, 2015 2:00 PM

City Hall - City of McHenry Council Chamber

333 S. Green St.

McHenry IL

McHenry County Chamber of Commerce
Mt. Vernon May 4, 2015 10:30AM Mt. Vernon City Hall

1100 Main St.

Mt. Vernon, IL

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Peoria May 4, 2015 1:00PM Gateway Building

200 NE Water St. - Room 201

Peoria, IL

Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
Collinsville May 5, 2015 9:00AM

Gateway Convention Center

1 Gateway Dr.

Collinsville, IL

Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Carbondale May 5, 2015 1:00PM

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S. Illinois Ave.

Carbondale, IL

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
Alton May 5, 2015 2:00PM Lewis & Clark Community College (Advance Technology Center) Trimpe Building

5800 Godfrey Rd.

Godfrey, IL

River Bend Growth Association
Quincy May 6, 2015 11:00AM Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center

300 Civic Center Plaza

Quincy, IL

Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Effingham May 6, 2015 4:00PM

Effingham City Hall

201 E. Jefferson - City Council Chambers

Effingham, IL

Effingham Chamber of Commerce
North Cook County May 7, 2015 9:00AM Village of Wheeling-Council Chambers

2 Community Blvd.

Wheeling, IL

Northwest Municipal Conference
Danville May 7, 2015 9:30AM

Vermilion County Board Room, 2nd Floor
County Annex

6 N. Vermilion St.

Danville, IL

Vermilion Advantage
Taylorville May 7, 2015 1:30PM Taylorville City Hall

115 N. Main St.

Taylorville, IL

Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce
South Cook County May 7, 2015 4:00PM South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association

1904 W. 174th St.

East Hazel Crest, IL

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Kane County May 8, 2015 3:00PM

City of St. Charles - Council Chambers

2 East Main Street

St. Charles, IL

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
DuPage County May 11, 2015 10:00AM DuPage Chamber of Commerce Conf. Room

306 Main St.

West Chicago IL 60185

Dupage County Chamber of Commerce
South Cook County May 11, 2015 2:00PM

Local 150 Hall

6200 Joliet Rd.

Countryside, IL

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150
Decatur May 11, 2015 3:00PM

ADM - James R. Randall Research Center

1001 N. Brush College Rd.

Decatur, IL

Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce

May 13, 2015 8:00AM Infrastructure Week

Union League Club of Chicago

65 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL

Metropolitan Planning Council


May 13, 2015 11:00AM Primera Engineers

100 S Wacker Dr. #700 - Training Room

Chicago, IL

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chicago May 13, 2015 2:00PM

4510 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor Conference Room

Chicago, IL

Chicago Urban League
Rockford May 14, 2015 3:00PM RMAP Headquarters

315 North Main St.

Rockford, IL

Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Will County May 18, 2015 10:00AM

St. Charles Borromeo Center - "Flight Deck" Room

101 Airport Road

Romeoville, IL

Lewis University
Jacksonville May 18, 2015 1:00PM

Illinois College - Kirby Learning Center Room 6

1101 W. College Ave.

Jacksonville, IL

IUOE Local 965
DeKalb May 18, 2015 2:00PM City Hall Council Chambers

200 S. 4th St

DeKalb, IL

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
Quad Cities (Moline) May 19, 2015 11:00AM

Western Illinois University

Quad Cities Riverfront Campus - 3300 River Dr. - Riverfront Hall - Room 111

Moline, IL

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Galesburg May 19, 2015 3:00PM

G & M Distributors

200 N. Linwood Rd

Galesburg, IL

Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake County May 19, 2015 4:00PM

Waukegan City Hall, City Council Chamber - 2nd Floor

100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Waukegan, IL

Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Will County

May 21, 2015 11:30AM Joliet Country Club

1009 Spencer Rd.

Joliet, IL

Joliet Chamber of Commerce
Kankakee May 21, 2015 2:30PM

1137 E. 5000 N. Road

Bourbonnais, IL

River Valley METRO Mass Transit District
Galena May 22, 2015 1:00PM

DeSoto House Hotel

230 S. Main St.

Galena, IL

Galena Chamber of Commerce