Tags: Illinois

Police arrest two men in connection with multiple wire thefts

Sep 25, 2013

Police arrest two men in connection with multiple wire thefts

Two men were arrested this week in connection with wire thefts in Illinois, according to a report from MyStateline.com. Police took Andrew Garkey and Cecil Sexton into custody Sunday night. Officers discovered stolen farm items in the trunk of the men’s car ...

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Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

Sep 24, 2013

Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

The Thornton Quarry will soon serve as a stormwater reservoir for the village of Thornton, Illinois. A “last blast” at the quarry on Monday removed tons of 400-million-year-old limestone, making way for the village to eventually use the site for flood ...

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Illinois businesses lose money, production to copper thefts

Aug 13, 2013

Illinois businesses lose money, production to copper thefts

Businesses in Winnebago County, Illinois, have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to copper thieves in the past year, according to a report from Rockford’s WIFR. Winnebago County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dominic Iasparro said thieves have been stealing copper from equipment ...

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South Elgin commission votes against Lafarge quarry hours expansion

Aug 08, 2013

South Elgin commission votes against Lafarge quarry hours expansion

The planning and zoning commission in South Elgin, Illinois, denied Lafarge Fox River Stone an extension of the operating hours at its south-side quarry, according to a report from The Courier-News. The commission voted unanimously to not recommend the South Elgin ...

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Vulcan property to be annexed, zoned in Grayslake, Illinois

Jul 09, 2013

Vulcan property to be annexed, zoned in Grayslake, Illinois

Grayslake village trustees last week agreed to annex and zone a nearby unincorporated Vulcan Materials property, an effort which is aimed help eliminate asphalt odors residents have complained about, according to the Lake County News-Sun. The Vulcan property is not yet ...

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Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

Jun 25, 2013

Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

A transportation funding crisis is looming. When the “Illinois Jobs Now” capital program approved in 2009 expires next year, the funds available for transportation-related construction is projected to decline by approximately $2 billion, the number of projects are projected to decline ...

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Truck catches fire at Illinois quarry, causes no injuries

May 27, 2013

Truck catches fire at Illinois quarry, causes no injuries

A truck at Tuscola Stone quarry in Tuscola, Illinois, caught fire Wednesday morning, The News Gazette reported. No one was reported injured. At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Firefighters from Arcola, Broadlands-Longview, Camargo, Tuscola and Villa Grove reported to a truck fire call ...

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Elmhurst Quarry diverts flood waters from city

Apr 23, 2013

Elmhurst Quarry diverts flood waters from city

Following an April 17 flood in Elmhurst, Illinois, the city’s Elmhurst Quarry began taking water to help control flood waters at 6:30 p.m. the day flooding began, Elmhurst Patch reported. The 8,300 acre-foot Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility uses the old ...

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Illinois governor unveils six-year, $12.84 billion road plan

Apr 16, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday unveiled a $12.84 billion Multi-Year Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2011-2016. The proposed program includes a $30.8 million bridge rehabilitation and interchange reconstruction project at I-55 ...

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Illinois aggregate producers given safety awards

Mar 29, 2010

Illinois aggregate producers received safety awards during the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Office of Mines and Minerals/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Thaw State Grants Safety Conference at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Ill.  IDNR started recognizing the ...

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