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July 14, 2023 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET

News, stories and insight from inside the Illinois Tollway.

The Illinois Tollway and its workforce development partners reached out this week to a south suburban Chicago church community to promote career opportunities in highway construction through ConstructionWorks.The event at Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson attracted a mix of aspiring trades workers looking to launch new careers and experienced tradespeople looking for new opportunities. “The investments we’re making in our transportation infrastructure are creating opportunities full article

Helping parents keep their children safe every trip, every time, the Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police Troop 15 are hosting a free Kids’ Identification and Safety Seat (K.I.S.S.) event on Saturday, July 8, at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora. “ full article

The Illinois Tollway is urging drivers to slow down in construction work zones and avoid distracted driving when traveling this Fourth of July holiday. The Illinois Tollway expects 9.2 million vehicles to travel the system over the five-day Fourth of July holiday full article

The Illinois Tollway congratulates leaders from 17 firms graduating in June from its Technical Assistance Program administered by Inner-City Underwriting Agency. The business owners were recognized at a ceremony in Matteson for successfully completing a full article

The first thing most people notice about Illinois Tollway snowplows is how big they are, says Roadway Maintenance Manager Joe Dragovich.  At 10 feet high, 12 feet wide and up to 25 feet long, the 27-ton snowplows impress children and adults full article

The Illinois Tollway is building a pipeline of new engineers and transportation industry professionals through its internship program. “We are creating opportunities for our interns to gain real-world, on-the-job experience by applying their skills to ongoing full article

Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse joined project teams in accepting National Recognition Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies at the annual ACEE Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on June 13 in Washington, D.C. Three full article

As executive director of the Illinois Tollway, Cassaundra Rouse serves as an inspiration and valuable resource to other women in the transportation industry.  With that in mind, the WTS Greater Chicago Chapter invited Rouse to serve as a member of its advisory full article

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” This quote from Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Pat Riley inspires Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse in her day-to-day responsibilities as executive director of the Illinois full article

Illinois Tollway roadway electrician Jon Cveticanin spends a lot of his free time walking through suburban cemeteries searching for the graves of military veterans. When he finds those graves, he doesn’t pay his respects to the fallen veterans with flowers, but with full article