Environmental Groups Cheer Judge’s Ruling on the Illiana Toll Road

Daily Southtown (via the Chicago Tribune) reports, “Environmental groups that oppose construction of the Illiana toll road are celebrating a second federal court judge’s ruling that the Federal Highway Administration’s 2014 approval of the bi-state project was invalid. U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle ruled [last week] that portions of the project’s proposal that relied on its already legally invalidated foundation also were invalid.” Indiana’s DOT tells the newspaper it is still ready to proceed with the project once Illinois is on board. An Illinois DOT spokesman told the newspaper, “We will continue to work with the court on a solution,” following Judge Norgle’s ruling.