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2008

Aurora Beacon-News - 2/6/08 - Prairie Parkway scorned by voters

2007

Daily Herald - 12/1/07 - New map enlarges parkway corridor
Ottawa Times - 11/30/07 - IDOT revises protected corridor for Prairie Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 11/29/07 - On the road to reality
Kane County Chronicle - 11/29/07 - New Corridor for Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 11/28/07 - State outlines protected area for Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 11/27/07 - GOP Leaders, Contenders Laud Hastert's Hard Work
Joliet Herald-News - 11/26/07 -
Rural area at risk is focus of contest
Daily Southtown - 11/15/07 - Tollway board turns attention to Illiana Expressway
Daily Herald - 11/11/07 - Editorial:  Full I-88, Route 47 interchange worth study
Kane County Chronicle - 11/11/07 - Candidates talk green game
Elgin Courier-News - 10/25/07 - State budget inaction threatens Kane road projects
Daily Herald - 9/29/07 - Prairie Parkway foes says Rt. 47 is being pushed aside for funding
Kane County Chronicle - 9/23/07 - Shutterbugs fight Prairie Parkway
Chicago Tribune - 9/21/07 - Prairie Parkway funds OKd, but foes press on for options
Kane County Chronicle - 9/11/07 - Groups sponsor photo contest on potential losses from parkway
Kane County Chronicle - 8/8/07 - Parkway alternate pitched
Aurora Beacon-News - 8/7/07 - Letter:  "Prairie Parkway" a misnomer
Elgin Courier-News - 8/6/07 - 10 Groups to Oppose Parkway
Joliet Herald-News - 8/6/07 - Contest rule: Photograph a prairie lost

Chicago Tribune - 8/1/07 - Expressway foes hold photo contest
Oswego Ledger-Sentinel - 7/19/07 - Prairie Parkway opponents join forces
Elburn Herald - 7/19/07 - DOT meeting addresses Prairie Parkway road closures
Chicago Tribune - 7/11/07 - Hearings Set on Highway Link
Ottawa Times - 7/10/07 - IDOT Plans Meetings on Prairie Parkway
Joliet Herald-News - 7/6/07 -
Officials pick parkway path; public is invited to comment
The Business Ledger - 6/26/07 - Tollway Chief Sees Less Congestion as Roads Are Improved
Aurora Beacon-News - 6/2/07 - State gives go-ahead, sets route for Prairie Parkway
Daily Herald - 6/2/07 - Prairie Parkway route picked
Crain's Chicago Business - 6/1/07 - IDOT picks route for Prairie Parkway expressway
Aurora Beacon-News - 5/12/07 - Kendall landfill, Prairie Parkway eyeing the same piece of ground
Chicago Tribune - 4/11/07 - Prairie Parkway nears key vote
Aurora Beacon-News - 4/10/07 - Parkway opponents hope referendum sends message
Kane County Chronicle - 4/1/07 - Voters to get say in Parkway
Kane County Chronicle - 2/19/07 - Parkway deadline looming
Aurora Beacon-News - 2/11/2007 - Work on the Prairie Parkway is still set to begin
Morris Daily Herald - 1/19/07 - Opposition sees new deadline giving them one more opportunity
Morris Daily Herald - 1/19/07 - Error delays Prairie Parkway decision
Chicago Tribune - 1/16/07 - IDOT adds 3rd hearing on Prairie Parkway plans
Joliet Herald-News - 1/14/07 -  Prairie Parkway hearing Feb. 13

2006


Oswego Ledger-Sentinel - 12/21/06 -
Strong opinions on Prairie Parkway plans
Morris Daily Herald - 12/8/06 - Path of Least Resistance
Elgin Courier-News - 12/8/06 - Hastert: Preparing to Step Aside
Aurora Beacon-News - 12/7/06 -
Residents fearful of what they would lose if parkway is built
Elgin Courier-News - 12/5/06 - Prairie Parkway hearings planned
Elburn Herald - 11/30/06 - Parkway line to be set in early 2007
Elgin Courier- News - 11/26/06 - State wants more public input on Prairie Parkway
Chicago Tribune - 11/21/06 - Cut to 2, Prairie Parkway options get public vetting
Morris Daily Herald - 11/21/06 - Decision day near
Aurora Beacon-News - 11/10/06 - Parkway path gets last look
The New Republic - 10/6/06 - Worse than FoleyGate
Chicago Wilderness Magazine - Fall 2006 - Special Report:  Roads: The Great Divide
Aurora Beacon-News - 9/2/06 - State looks at county's likely links to outerbelt
In These times - 8/2/06 - Hastert’s Earmarks: Pork or Politics?
Toledo Blade - 7/11/06 - Editorial:  The Speaker's Excellent Touch
Chicago Tribune - 7/6/06 - Hastert's wealth is grounded in land

Chicago Tribune - 6/30/06  - McCarron: Before we hammer another nail
Chicago Tribune - 6/28/06 - Editorial:  Secrets of Little Rock Road
Chicago Sun-Times - 6/28/06 - Lynn Sweet Column:  Blagojevich says Prairie Parkway not Priority
New York Times - 6/25/06 - Editorial: The Speaker's Hard Lesson in Reform

Crain's Chicago Business - 6/26/06 - Green Acres
Chicago Tribune - 6/25/06 - Op-Ed:  Well-paved Road to Political Perdition
Aurora Beacon-News - 6/22/06 - Losers:  Land and Those Who Love It
Cleveland Plain-Dealer - 6/23/06 -
Editorial:  Earmarks of scandal
Aurora Beacon-News - 6/23/06 - Hastert miffed at land debate
Washington Post - 6/22/06 - Lawmakers' Profits Are Scrutinized
CBS News - 6/22/06 - Speaker Hastert's Land Deal Questioned
Chicago Sun-Times - 6/22/06 - Lynn Sweet Column: Hastert should have revealed secret land trust
CNN Online - 6/20/2006 - Molly Ivins:  The GOP's Faulty Moral Compass
Aurora Beacon-News -- Series and related stories on Prairie Parkway
Joliet Herald-News - 6/18/06 - Robert Novak:  Earmarks are here to stay
Chicago Tribune - 6/18/06 - How Hastert benefited from sale
Daily Herald - 6/16/06 - Hastert defends land deal
Chicago Tribune - 6/4/06 - Court says IDOT can take private land for a freeway
DeKalb Daily Chronicle - 6/3/06 - Court rejects Parkway claim
Kane County Chronicle - 6/3/06 - State's top court: Law not in violation
Aurora Beacon-News - 6/3/06 - Parkway corridor siting has court OK
Aurora Beacon- News - 5/11/06 - Letter:  Solution in Reach
Aurora Beacon- News - 5/12/06 - Kendall debates parkway access
Aurora Beacon- News - 5/17/06 - Kendall backs extra parkway interchanges
Morris Daily Herald - 3/28/06 - Comments sought on parkway routes
Aurora Beacon-News - 3/25/06 - IDOT to present detailed plans on Prairie Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 3/23/06 - Landowners make case to Illinois Supreme Court

2005

Aurora Beacon-News - 10/6/05 - High court to hear lawsuit about parkway
Joliet Herald-News - 10/6/05 -
Morris hears Prairie Parkway ideas
Chicago Tribune - 10/5/05 -
State's high court agrees to hear outer-belt appeal
Daily Herald - 10/5/05 -
Two Prairie Parkway options draw wide range of comment
Aurora Beacon-News - 10/5/05 -
Few new views at parkway hearing
Kane County Chronicle - 10/5/05 -
Residents sound off on Prairie Parkway
Chicago Tribune - 10/4/05 -
IDOT narrows Prairie Parkway study
Morris Daily Herald - 10/4/05 -
Two Parkway alternatives still on map
Daily Herald - 10/4/05 -
IDOT narrows options for Prairie Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 10/4/05 -
IDOT picks path for parkway
Cincinnati Post - 9/15/05 -
Please Don't Pass the Pork
New York Times - 9/8/05 -
Editorial: Bring Out Your Pork
Daily Herald - 9/6/05 -
Prairie Parkway is not the answer to our traffic woes
Daily Herald - 9/6/05 -
Prairie Parkway would protect our quality of life
Daily Herald - 8/29/05 -
Anti-parkway Group Holds Picnic for Cause
Daily Herald - 8/25/05 -
Anti-highway Group Picnic
Chicago Tribune - 8/16/05 -
Governor gives lift to foes of outer-belt
Washington Post - 8/11/05 -
White House Drops Effort to Rein In Hill
Morris Herald (AP) - 8/11/05 -
Bush signs huge highway bill
CBS Channel 2 NEWS - 8/10/05 -
$207 Million In New Transportation Money Granted For Pet Project
Daily Herald - 8/10/05 -
Letter: Avoid Pristine Creek When Siting Parkway
Daily Herald - 7/29/05 -
Legislation earmarks $300 million for Kane County road projects
Elgin Courier-News - 7/29/05 -
State Roads could see $1B a year
Kane County Chronicle - 7/29/05 -
House delays vote on transit bill
Joliet Herald-News - 7/18/05 -
Minooka must pick Prairie Parkway route
DeKalb Daily Chronicle - 7/16/05 -
Hastert hopes to restore $11M for DeKalb road projects
Joliet Herald-News - 7/14/05 -
Race for transit treasure trove
Morris Daily Herald - 7/14/05 -
Parkway routes remain matter of debate
Morris Daily Herald - 7/13/05 -
County Board Considers Prairie Parkway
Chicago Tribune - 7/7/05 -
Prairie Parkway route proposal wins support
Morris Daily Herald - 7/6/05 -
Excerpt: Morris Council Discusses Prairie Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 7/6/05 -
Kendall backs popular choice for parkway route
Kane County Chronicle - 6/29/-5 -
Letter: Traffic solutions still needed
Aurora Beacon-News - 6/28/05 - Letter: Going down wrong road
Morris Daily Herald - 6/24/05 -
Plea: Not near Nettle Creek School
Elgin Courier-News - 6/10/05 -
Projects like the Prairie Parkway will be easier to coordinate
Chicago Tribune - 5/12/05 -
Far west transit solution years off
Morris Daily Herald - 5/12/05 - State looks to pare alternates
Kane County Chronicle - 5/11/05 - Prairie Parkway alternatives also divide residents
Kane County Chronicle - 4/28/05 -
35 year Chicagoland plan unveiled
Chicago Tribune - 4/29/05 -
State seeks input on road options
Aurora Beacon-News - 4/29/05 -
IDOT narrows outer belt pathway routing options
Daily Herald - 4/29/05 -
Parkway options abound
Kane County Chronicle - 4/29/05 -
IDOT unveils alternatives to Prairie Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 4/26/05 -
IDOT to present pros, cons of Prairie Parkway plans
Morris Daily Herald - 3/7/05 -
Public feels growth is inevitable
Daily Herald - 3/3/05 -
Prairie Parkway study to be released

2004

Elburn Herald - 12/16/04 - IDOT says all transportation options still on table
Morris Daily Herald - 12/10/04 -
Group vows legal action on parkway
Chicago Tribune - 12/10/04 -
State still `neutral' on Prairie Parkway
Kane County Chronicle - 12/9/04 -
Residents sound off on beltway
Daily Herald - 12/9/04 -
IDOT says parkway's path not set in stone
Aurora Beacon-News - 12/9/04 -
Prairie Parkway: Options are many
Elburn Herald - 12/2/04 -
IDOT schedules Prairie Parkway open houses
Kane County Chronicle - 10/3/04 -
Prairie Parkway might be closer to funds
Morris Daily Herald - 9/17/04 -
Group seeking voice in formal parkway process
Chicago Tribune - 9/17/2004 -
Kane County leader happy to bow out
Aurora Beacon-News - 9/17/2004 -
Notice puts Parkway opponents on guard
Elburn Herald - 9/9/04 -
Citizens Against the Sprawlway gather for picnic, inspiration
Aurora Beacon-News - 9/9/04 -
Letter: "Stop the Beltway" picnic
Chicago Tribune - 9/8/04 -
Chicagoland drivers see jam session grow worse
Daily Herald - 9/5/04 -
On his way out, McCoy relishes ripping Prairie Parkway project
Aurora Beacon-News - 9/1/04 -
Route 47 tops lawmakers' breakfast menu
Chicago Tribune - 8/30/04 -
Big boost coming for transit and road plans
Daily Herald - 8/30/04 -
Anti-sprawl group thanks supporter
Aurora Beacon-News - 8/26/04 -
'Stop the Beltway' rally, picnic set Sunday
Morris Daily Herald - 8/26/04 - Weller: Transportation bill a boon to area
Elburn Herald - 8/19/2004 -
Analysis shows little local support for Prairie Parkway
Aurora Beacon-News - 8/12/04 -
Dueling surveys: State planning telephone poll of residents
Morris Daily Herald - 8/12/04 - Review: Local support for parkway not there
Morris Daily Herald - 8/2/04 -
Group: Too early to fund parkway
Chicago Tribune - 7/30/-4 -
Outer-belt foes seek to defer U.S. funding
Daily Herald - 7/30/04 -
Group asks IDOT to not seek funds for outer belt plan
Elburn Herald - 6/24/04 -
Citizens offer alternatives to Prairie Parkway
Chicago Tribune - 6/22/04 - Public weighs in on IDOT road plan
Chicago Tribune - 6/12/04 - Outer-belt proposal gets more scrutiny