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Chicago group opposes Illiana Expressway

An influential Chicago-region development organization has come out swinging against the Illiana Expressway, challenging boosters’ most basic arguments for the road.

The Metropolitan Planning Council in a posting on its website states construction of the 47-mile road will divert funds needed for other major road projects, produce far fewer jobs than boosters claim and will not solve freight congestion.

The MPC has completed an analysis of the proposed Illiana Expressway and found it will not deliver enough benefits to justify its more than $1 billion price tag, said MPC Executive Vice President Peter Skosey…Please click here to read  Keith Benman’s full story in the Times, or here to read a related story in Craig’s Chicago Business or on WBEZ.

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