Dahl not happy with IDOT's I-55 plan

Dahl not happy with IDOT's I-55 plan

There are 29 comments on the Lincoln-Way Sun story from Sep 18, 2009, titled Dahl not happy with IDOT's I-55 plan. In it, Lincoln-Way Sun reports that:

The Illinois Department of Transportation hosted a special meeting to unveil plans for possible changes to the Interstate 55 intersections at Lorenzo Road and Route 129.

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America what went right

Downers Grove, IL

#1 Sep 19, 2009
Thank you Senator Dahl! Thank you for standing up for all the people that are already being impacted by this intermodal railport. Finally, an elected official who is representing the people and not big money/business.The Senator needs our support.
In the Majority

Calumet City, IL

#2 Sep 21, 2009
Maybe he should have stood up for the 50,000 unemployed people in his district that are unemployed rather than 20 people who live 2 miles from a new and SAFER interchange!
America what went right wrote:
Thank you Senator Dahl! Thank you for standing up for all the people that are already being impacted by this intermodal railport. Finally, an elected official who is representing the people and not big money/business.The Senator needs our support.
America what went wrong

Downers Grove, IL

#3 Sep 21, 2009
We don't need intermodals bringing in foriegn made goods we need the manufacturing jobs that have been shipped overseas. Intermodals bring trucks, trains, noise and pollution. The jobs produced longterm are low wage, high turnover and provide little or no benefits.The local residents will have to subsidize the workers with government health care and huge added burden on our school system. If your in the majority I don't believe you live in the Diamond area. Do a study on Centerpointe and give us the facts not some more of your big business BS.
Experiment

Calumet City, IL

#4 Sep 22, 2009
Novel idea. Spend the next 5 minutes and look at the material possessions around you. How many were manufactured in America? Don't get me wrong, I wish all of TV's, furniture, dishes and computers were made in Illinois. The fact is you and I have driven manufacturing away from America, we have demanded lower priced products, and we refuse to pay for things made here in the good old USA. So, before you bash any jobs for the regular Joe, take a minute and try to explain why Joe lost his manufacturing job and is now looking for work to support his family.
America what went wrong wrote:
We don't need intermodals bringing in foriegn made goods we need the manufacturing jobs that have been shipped overseas. Intermodals bring trucks, trains, noise and pollution. The jobs produced longterm are low wage, high turnover and provide little or no benefits.The local residents will have to subsidize the workers with government health care and huge added burden on our school system. If your in the majority I don't believe you live in the Diamond area. Do a study on Centerpointe and give us the facts not some more of your big business BS.
Joe

West Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 22, 2009
Hey now, don't bring me into this crap! I've been buying American all along. It must be Sally or Bob you're speaking of.
nutsandbolts

Joliet, IL

#6 Sep 22, 2009
Experiment wrote:
Novel idea. Spend the next 5 minutes and look at the material possessions around you. How many were manufactured in America? Don't get me wrong, I wish all of TV's, furniture, dishes and computers were made in Illinois. The fact is you and I have driven manufacturing away from America, we have demanded lower priced products, and we refuse to pay for things made here in the good old USA. So, before you bash any jobs for the regular Joe, take a minute and try to explain why Joe lost his manufacturing job and is now looking for work to support his family.
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Menards has a made in America sale this week on anything made here in the USA, pretty interesting some of the things we still make here, go and check it out and BUY.
small town man

Elmhurst, IL

#7 Sep 22, 2009
maybe it is time to turn things around, intermodals streamline these products into our country. if we start getting in the way of this crazytrain then maybe, just maybe people will start opening their eyes. have some pride "americans" i have personnaly went shopping for specific items and when i was unable to find it with the MADE IN USA tag i decided to go without. this whole importing buisness makes me ill! pay a little extra buy domestic! and stop shopping at freakin walmart. they too are responsible for pinching american manufactuers to the point of bankruptcy! time to wake up and smell your imported coffee!!
UnCommon Sense

Downers Grove, IL

#8 Sep 22, 2009
People look at what IDOT is proposing to do. Of 4 options presented two totally close I-55 Lorenzo Road exit and entrance ramps. The taxpayers pay for a super exchange for Ridgeport at Rt.129. With all the chemical plants, refineries and nuclear plants we require all the evacuation routes possible. Google.... I55wilmingtonstudy
Campaign promises

West Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 22, 2009
As I read the local paper of all the recent ongoing battles amongst communities, it takes me back to a time of campaigns and fluffed-up rhetoric. As semi truck after semi truck lines up in downtown Wilmington, we can see the effects of Centerpoint on traffic and roadways. As semi truck after semi truck roars into the school zone on the west side of Coal City after loading with grain in Mazon we can see the effects of Centerpoint. As crash after crash on I-55 at Arsenal Road occurs northbound at Smith Bridge and diesel and oil residue can hardly dry on the pavement we can see the effects of Centerpoint. As train after train blasts through Coal City that residents from Coal City, Diamond and other surrounding towns can hear the nuisance we see the effects. As train car after train car passes the awaiting ambulance eagerly anticipates the end to get to the woman that has fallen or the man suffering the heart condition we see the effects. And just today I read where a school bus was stuck under the crossing gate after the driver did her due diligence in safety measures because of yet another train, we can see the effects.
Now comes Ridgeport, ready to change the world for the better and a Mayor who made campaign promises to take all parties into consideration from Grundy County's Lorenzo Road to the homeowners impacted with negative values on the largest investment of their life, their house. How soon she has forgotten how nice she wanted this all to be. What does it take for her to understand all of this? A tragedy of a school bus filled with kids? Wake up lady! The Miners have had it with you and the school kids too! Let's impeach her.
Question

Calumet City, IL

#10 Sep 23, 2009
What's made in the USA and where is it manufactured? Give me some examples...PLEASE!
nutsandbolts

Joliet, IL

#11 Sep 23, 2009
Question wrote:
What's made in the USA and where is it manufactured? Give me some examples...PLEASE!
Get a copy of this weeks Menards ad and it tells you whats made in the USA and what city, they also mention the products manufactering location in there current commercial on tv, interesting.
Answer

Calumet City, IL

#12 Sep 23, 2009
Website with American made products: http://www.americansworking.com/ . The point not mentioned above is that the US rail system ships both foreign made goods and US made goods. I like to watch trains as a hobby and have friends who work for the railroad (don't hold it against me) and if you dig into the business of the railroad, you'll find that most of their trains are carrying products made right here in the USA. Almost all of the empty shipping containers are filled with grain (grown by local farmers) and shipped back to the west coast or overseas. UPS takes thousands of trucks off the road every day by moving their goods on rail. On top of that, if you look at the statistics, the railroad industry is the safest business in america with very few accidents annually. The real issue I see people complaining about is the truck traffic between a rail yard and an industrial building. If your preference is to shut down the railroads, hold on to your seats! Every one of those trains is equal to 300 semi trucks. If we had to start shipping our farmer's grain to California by truck, think of the congestion on the interstates, not to mention the pollution created by all those semi's. Add to that the cost to ship anything manufactured in Joliet (or the Midwest for that matter) to the end user using a truck instead of a railroad would add about 30% to the cost of the finished product. There. You just gave more people a reason to buy foreign made goods. Be careful what you wish for, and don't be so eager to jump on the bandwagon without thinking about the domino effect. I'm going to continue surfing the web on my Dell computer (made in Austin, Texas). Good day!
Question wrote:
What's made in the USA and where is it manufactured? Give me some examples...PLEASE!
Conerned Citizen

Morris, IL

#13 Sep 23, 2009
small town man

Elmhurst, IL

#14 Sep 23, 2009
i am just happy we finnaly have a politican with some real pull stepping on behalf of the people, not the buisness man. it is a breath of fresh air for a change! thank you sen. Dahl for taking our concerns seriously
Small Town Fisherman

United States

#15 Sep 23, 2009
I was fishing the lakes the other day and heard a lot more trains than most days. I hope that means the econamy is recovering. My neibor lost his job last month and hasn't found one yet. He'd be happy to be sweeping floors for $10 an hour. Unemployment dont pay much.
UnCommon Sense

Downers Grove, IL

#16 Sep 23, 2009
Dear Answer,

As far as train traffic you obvoiusly don't live near the BNSF tracks that run thru Mazon and Coal City. No not the normal trains but the 60-80 super trains a day. The ones that need four engines and are over a mile long. Let's hope you are not having a heart attack waiting for the ambulance as two of these monsters block your life saving rescue for over 12 minutes.
one

Wilmington, IL

#17 Sep 23, 2009
Sen. Dahl has been involved in this mess for at least a year already, what has he done that made a difference?
Terry

Peru, IL

#18 Sep 23, 2009
Did you know that Gary Dahl is a retired union truck driver. He opened his own trucking company, Double D, and when his employees approached him about going "union" he informed them that he would shut the place down. So his truck drivers start out about 11 or 12 bucks an hour and Gary Dahl receives his union pension. What a stand up guy he is!!!!
i guess

United States

#19 Sep 24, 2009
Terry summed that s**t up nicely. And that is a common theme with a lot of supposed "good-guy" politicians. Weren't the Lorenzo Road bridge and ramps just redone a few years back? Why not just add to what exists @ Lorenzo on/off and 129 on/off, Don't close either one, make them bigger/better. Access at each end of the MONSTER. That would be the best bang for the taxpayers......or maybe we don't matter as far as the Big$$ may soon show.
WELL SAID

Addison, IL

#20 Sep 24, 2009
In the Majority wrote:
Maybe he should have stood up for the 50,000 unemployed people in his district that are unemployed rather than 20 people who live 2 miles from a new and SAFER interchange!
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i totally agree with this but i also think they should give them property owners a fair price for there land i mean come on we are talking millions and millions etc etc so buy the homes out put the 50,000 people to work share with the communitys and lets make some money lower our taxes

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