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Gov. Quinn Divvies Up $10.4 Million for Cook County Road Projects

Oak Forest, Tinley Park and Orland Park will each see road improvements from the funding.

Governor Pat Quinn Thursday announced an investment of $10.4 million for construction projects in Cook County, with a portion to be spent in Tinley Park, Orland Park and Oak Forest. 

Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.

“These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in Cook County, which benefits everyone,” Gov. Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”

The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation except where noted.

In Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Orland Park traffic signals will be completely rebuilt along U.S. Route 6 at Oak Park Avenue, and other work performed at U.S. 6 and 71st Court. Lyons Electric Company, Inc. of LaGrange was the lowest of four bidders at $396,700. 

In Tinley Park, Oak Park Avenue will be rehabilitated between South Street and 183rd Street for $664,248 by D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lowest of five bidders. The work includes widening, resurfacing, curb and gutter repairs, pavement patching and multi-use path installation.  

The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years, according to a release. 

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McCloud April 17, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Quin needs to pass out spoons to the workers, after all government job creation is free, just add another tax.
Tony April 18, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Dillusional politicians have no concept of what it takes to earn a living. They simply BS for a living. Career politicans are thieves and career con artists including that joke of a commander and chief with that sidekick thats actually calling the shots.
John Gordon April 18, 2014 at 08:51 AM
He's going to blow as much money as possible before he gets crushed in the election!!! Finally we get a business man as governor!!! Bye bye now Quinn! You're a joke!
John Gordon April 18, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Maybe u a Barack can pay for the presidential library that will bring sooo much money into our state from visitors!!! Lol you must be joking!! Who in their right mind wants to visit anything to do with the worst president in history?!!!!
George April 19, 2014 at 07:30 AM
I'm wondering where did the money come from I thought the state was broke?

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