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I-88 construction will close Annie Glidden exit, entrance ramps

By Joe Palmer | April 11, 2012

Students will have to find a new way to get to Northern Illinois University, as I-88 and I-294 construction continues. The resurfacing of I-88 between Route 56 in North Aurora and Illinois Route 251 in Rochelle began April 1 and will continue through...

Construction on I-88 to close Annie Glidden exit

By Northern Star Staff | April 3, 2012

38 miles of I-88 will be under construction in a project which began April 1. The project aims to extend the life of the tollway by resurfacing 38 miles of road as well as rehabilitating 16 bridges between Illinois Route 56 in North Aurora and Illinois...

Tollway fees to grow in 2012

By Megan Healy | August 30, 2011

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012 all passenger vehicles will be paying a higher rate on Illinois tollways. On Aug. 25, a decision was made by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors to increase tolls in a $12 billion capital plan extending 15 years. The Board voted...

I-88 construction on Peace Road moved to new date

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2010

Construction on the Peace Road eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp along I-88 has been rescheduled to Monday. The project was originally scheduled to begin today, but crews were not ready, said an Illinois Tollway spokesperson. Both ramps...