More stories about ILLINOIS

  • WRRDA provides for water, sewer, and waterway projects

    The Water Resources Development Act’s recent reauthorization gives local water and sewer authorities two much-needed things: more influence on federal projects that affect their constituents and a new financing option.

  • Recognizing safety in public works

    Bloomingdale's Water Reclamation Facility is honored with the 2014 WEF George W. Burke Safety Award for the State of Illinois. The recognition singles out an outstanding safety program at a wastewater treatment facility.

  • There’s more to life than a PE license

    Twenty-four professionals were recently certified as infrastructure inspectors or stormwater managers by the American Public Works Association. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of the association's educational offerings.

  • APWA Top 10 Leader Joseph Fennell talks technology

    American Public Works Association's 2014 Top 10 Leaders share their favorite on-the-job technologies: Joseph Fennell, Elk Grove Village, Ill.

  • Pothole art

    A Chicago artist repairs potholes with mosaic masterpieces.

  • Cycling kills (but you can stop it)

    I saw a billboard the other day that could only have been inspired by Chicago’s bicycling boom: A law firm offers to win damages from errant motorists for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and disfigurement.

  • 18 public works professionals receive inspection credential

    This American Public Works Association’s certification improves the effectiveness of those responsible for ensuring that infrastructure construction and materials comply with specifications.

  • Climate change and the urban forest

    Urban foresters in various regions of the country explain how to protect trees from the effects of climate change.

  • The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Two state DOTs refine the art of collaboration to design better (and less expensive) infrastructure.

  • Thermal Control Plan for Stan Span

    To meet the unique factors in constructing mass concrete elements on the bridge, contractors commissioned a thermal control plan.