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Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short

An effort by members of the Chicago region’s main planning board to kill the controversial Illiana toll road fell short Wednesday morning.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning board needed a 12-vote supermajority of its 15 members to remove the Illiana from its comprehensive plan, but opponents of the project could only muster 10 votes.

The spotlight will now fall on members of a companion agency, the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee, who will meet on the issue Thursday…Please click here to read Richard Wronski’s story in the Tribune. here for a related story in the Times or here for the Southtown Star..

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