Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Haunted Highway

where the rubber check meets the road
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride. Provided, of course they were riding on the Route 53 Extension.

Haha, it's back. A new poll commissioned by a pro-highway construction special interest group reportedly breathes some life into the zombie Route 53 Extension. The Daily Herald has been keeping a close watch on the $3 billion tollway project:
Despite Lake County Chairman Aaron Lawlor's dropping support for the project in May, tollway leaders reaffirmed their commitment, indicating they'd hire consultants by last summer, but nothing's happened. That begs the question: Is the tollway all-in or getting cold feet? Proposals from consulting firms are still under review, a spokesman said. If officials needed ammunition to pull the trigger, they got it with the release of a report last week from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute
Is the tollway getting cold feet on Route 53 extension?
That begs the question, indeed.

Be that as it may, one obvious question remains to be asked: Will the Tollway Authority pull the trigger or get cold feet? A well-heeled spokesman said: "Let's build it in McHenry County, instead. That way no one will be surprised when they shoot themselves in the foot."
My Foot!
Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.


Anonymous said...

Hey Barney,

Interesting that the Illinois Economic Policy Institute has a Director on their Board named James Sweeney. Interesting because the Tollway Board also has a Director on their board named James Sweeney.

Really, really, interesting that so many people have the exact same name and support both spending public money and then in turn receiving that same public money.

Anonymous said...

My God, build it already!