At the Illinois Department of Transportation, safety is our
number one priority and we stand committed to reducing the number of
fatalities to zero on Illinois roadways.
Please help us by driving defensively, buckling up, putting
down your cell phone, slowing down in work zones, wearing the proper gear
while motorcycling, and designating a sober driver if you have been
Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality is our message. Every life counts. With
your help, we will ensure we are doing everything we can to save lives.
*Fatality data are provisional and based on
information submitted to IDOT for fatal crashes occurring on all
public roadways within the state. Fatalities occurring on
weekends or holidays will not be included in the total until the
next business day, or until such time the data can be entered.
Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider hosts a video series titled “On the Move” that features messages on key Illinois Department of Transportation initiatives. Click below to view our most recent “On the Move” segment that shows the importance of truck safety.
Washington Tornado Cleanup A severe weather event impacted numerous locations throughout the state on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 bringing rain, hail, significant wind damage and several tornado touchdowns. The State Incident Response Center (SIRC) was activated to coordinate response efforts, and personnel/resources from IEMA, IDOT, ISP, IDNR, ING, SOS, ARC, OSFM, IDOC, CMS, IDPH, Governor’s staff, FEMA, ILEAS, IESMA, IEPA and several partner organizations were deployed to the field as appropriate. Read More
Movement of Loads in Response to November 17, 2013, storm damage in Illinois Severe storms, generating tornadoes and straight-line winds moved through Illinois on November 17, 2013. A Gubernatorial Proclamation has been issued declaring the Counties of Champaign, Douglas, Fayette, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford disaster areas as a result of these storms. Read More
Governor Quinn and Local Leaders Break Ground on $3.4 Billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project ITASCA – Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur, Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin today broke ground on the long-awaited Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project - the largest roadway project in the state and one of the largest in the nation. Read More
IDOT, ISP and Illinois Tollway Prepare for Winter Travel Season; Remind Motorists of New Safety Laws Banning Use of Hand-Held Devices while Driving CHICAGO –Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials today joined forces to launch the “Ice and Snow - Take it Slow” winter campaign. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois Tollway and the Illinois State Police (ISP) are partnering to roll out the state’s frontline winter road crews and ensure that snow plows and other emergency equipment are ready for the upcoming snow and ice season. Read More
IDOT Issues Request for Qualifications for Illiana
to Design, Build, Finance, Operate, and Maintain Springfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), seeking qualifications by private industry partners to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the Illinois portion of the Illiana. Read More
IDOT, ISP, State Farm and Grey Eagle Distributors Partner to Reinforce Teen Safe Driving to Help Save Lives COLLINSVILLE – Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials today joined representatives from the Illinois State Police, State Farm Insurance Company and Grey Eagle Distributors to launch the “Drive for Tomorrow” program at the Collinsville Gateway Center. “Drive for Tomorrow” is geared toward saving lives on Illinois roads and provides important hands-on safety activities for area high school driver’s education students. Read More
Governor Quinn Opens $29.8 Million Bridgeview Railroad Underpass BRIDGEVIEW – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local and state officials to open the new 71st Street railroad underpass in Bridgeview, a $29.8 million project that will greatly reduce traffic delays and improve safety at this key automobile/rail intersection. Read More