Dead End for Illiana Expressway

There’s hope for the Midewin National Tallgrass Praire! The buffalo get a break!

Now, how about not destroying Lakeview for a CTA Flyover we don’t need? Can’t a terrific Chicago neighborhood be saved from needless ruin, too?tall grass prairieIlliana Suffers Another Big Blow in U.S. Court
by Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business, 9/23/15

From the article:
The Federal HIghway Administration moved late today to drop its appeal of a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Alonso’s June ruling tossing out the controversial road’s environmental impact statement and record of decision and ordering road advocates to start over.

“The Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation should stop wasting taxpayers’ money on the llliana tollroad to nowhere that is contrary to sound regional planning and would damage the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie,” said Howard Learner, head of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, who served as lead counsel for several green groups who filed suit against the road.

Learner conceded that Illinois or Indiana transportation officials still could appeal on their own on behalf of the road, which has been on political life support for awhile. But they would “look rather silly” advocating a position that their federal partner now has abandoned.
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