Pritzker will travel to Kankakee County to clean up IDOT’s mess
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
* I posted a story Monday about how CSL Behring had been trying without success to get IDOT’s approval to convert a three-way stop light in Bradley to a four-way light for 16 months. The pharmaceutical company is investing $1 billion into a plant expansion, perhaps doubling its 1,600 jobs in a part of the state that is in desperate need of economic expansion. And it’s not seeking any sort of tax breaks or government financing. Sen. Toi Hutchinson said later in the day that IDOT had agreed to put the stoplight (which CSL offered to pay for) on its expedited project list.
But a Kankakee Daily Journal reporter also posted this on Twitter…
CSL says the IDOT permit number is L-16410.
* Anyway, several commenters suggested Monday that Gov. Pritzker ought to high-tail it over to Bradley to make amends and straighten this mess out. That’s happening…