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04/11/14 Ill. Gov. Announces $14B Transportation Plan

Governor also seeking input on new capital program for state.
04/09/14 Three Firms Selected to Construct Detroit Red Wings Arena

$450-million project to be completed in time for 2016 hockey season.
03/31/14 U.S. Sens. Seek Meeting With BP Following Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Lawmakers seek assurances refinery can accommodate added capacity.
03/27/14 Demand for Design Services Flat in Midwest

AIA index also shows slow growth nationwide.
03/25/14 Frigid Jan. Fails to Put Chill on Regional Construction Employment

Ohio employment surges for second-consecutive month.
03/06/14 Four Teams Shortlisted to Construct Ind. Portion of Illiana Expy

$1.5-billion P3 will link major Illinois and Indiana arteries.
02/26/14 Construction Backlogs Rise in All Regions But Midwest

National average rises to highest point since recession's end.
02/21/14 Ill. Regulators Approve Construction of 380-Mile Power Line

$1.1-billion project is the largest of its kind in Illinois.
02/20/14 Dutch-Led P3 Team Selected for Ind. Interstate Project

Team will finance, construct and operate 21-mile section of I-69 extension.
02/05/14 Midwest Sees Steep Construction Employment Declines in December

Unclear whether weather played a role.
01/30/14 Missouri Puts Brakes on Cost-Share Program for Roads

State faces huge funding shortfall for road projects.
01/28/14 Ill. High-Speed Rail Project Could Proceed This Summer

Iowa portion of project in limbo.
01/20/14 Four Teams Shortlisted to Construct Ill. Portion of Illiana Expy

$1.5-billion P3 to link major Illinois and Indiana highways.
01/09/14 Continued Construction Employment Growth in Mo., Wis., and Ill.

Michigan also sees improving conditions.
12/18/13 Northwestern Taps Perkins + Will to Design $370M Research Center

Facility will occupy site of iconic Prentice Hospital
12/13/13 Planned Tollway Linking Ill., Ind. Clears Key Hurdle

Project would be the first of its kind in Illinois financed under public-private partnership.
12/12/13 Ill. Contractor Cited by OSHA in Heat-Related Death

Worker collapsed on first day of employment.
12/12/13 Emanuel to Cubs: 'Get Started' on Wrigley Renovations

Interests advised to “resolve issues” so work can proceed.
12/06/13 Chicago Transit Line Due for $492M Overhaul

Four-year project to include track and infrastructure improvements.
11/27/13 Mixed Employment News for Midwest Industry Members

Indiana losses particularly steep in October.
11/25/13 Wis. Jury Cites Manufacturer in Fatal Panel Fall

2010 incident at a Milwaukee parking structure killed one and injured two others.
11/20/13 Midwest Backlogs Decline During Third Quarter

Drop due to softening industrial sector, ABC says.
10/30/13 Turner to Lead Team to Construct $260M Cleveland Hotel

Construction could begin as early as December.
10/26/13 Construction Worker Dies After Mishap on Missouri River

Barge collided with worker's boat.
10/25/13 Demand for Design Services Dips in Midwest

Region still showing positive growth.
10/18/13 Chicago-Area Hospital Undergoing $200M in Expansions, Renovations

Project to include a 230,000-sq-ft addition.
09/27/13 Makeover for Chicago's Navy Pier Under Way

Plans call for $115 million in renovations over 20 months.
09/25/13 Railroad to Invest $145M to Improve and Expand Capacity in Ill.

Plans include 2,700 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work.
09/24/13 Architect Named for New DePaul Arena in Chicago

Designer of university's new theater school complex also scoops up arena contract.
09/23/13 Demand for Midwest Design Services Continues to Grow

AIA Billings Index shows positive growth for region for second-consecutive month.
08/30/13 Ill. Schools Receive $400M for Construction Programs

Funds target overcrowding and energy efficiency, among other issues.
08/26/13 Midwest Sees Upswing in Construction Employment

Missouri leads region in job growth.
08/15/13 One Killed, One Injured on Minn. Transmission Line Project

Strap suspending the two workers reportedly snaps.
08/14/13 Midwest Backlogs Drop for Third Consecutive Quarter

Region hampered by slow growth in Illinois and Wisconsin.
07/26/13 Ill. Gov. Signs Bill for Third Chicago-Area Airport

Measure allows IDOT to proceed with contracts to finance and construct the facility.
07/23/13 IDOT Proceeding with $475M Chicago Interchange Revamp

Four-year project aims to relieve nation's worst bottleneck for trucks.
07/19/13 Chicago's Rehab Institute Breaks Ground on $550M Replacement Facility

The 1.2-billion-sq-ft project is due for completion in 2016.
07/19/13 Chicago Planning Commission Approves $500M Revamp of Wrigley Field

City council expected to approve plans next week
06/26/13 Ill., Ind. Govs. Hold Conference to Tout 'Illiana Expressway'

The proposed $1.3-billion project could be built with private funding.
06/20/13 Chicago Eyes $884-M Intermodal Facility for O'Hare

USDOT invites city to apply for federal funding for project.
06/18/13 100-Turbine Wind Farm Planned for Eastern Indiana

Project will generate 200MW of power for more than 55,000 homes.
06/14/13 Midwest Markets Log Large Construction Job Losses

Chicago leads job losses.
05/30/13 Midwest Logged Highest Construction Job Losses in April, AGC Says

Illinois, Ohio and Indiana losses worst in nation.
05/22/13 Midwest Construction Backlogs Dipped in First Quarter, ABC Reports

Backlogs in the region hit three-year low
05/17/13 Emanuel Adds More Projects to Chicago's Tourism Pipeline

Stadium, hotels and Navy Pier revamp in the works.
05/17/13 OSHA to Investigate Northwestern Construction Fatality

Worker struck by falling beam.
05/16/13 Architecture Billings Drop in March

Midwest fares second-best among regions.
04/26/13 Midwest Construction Employment Flat to Falling in March

Wisconsin logs gains, but only modest ones.
04/23/13 Ohio State University Set to Begin $370M Dorm Project

Three-year project will add 3,200 beds to Columbus campus.
04/15/13 $300M Deal Struck for Wrigley Field Renovations

Plans include an additional $200 million of construction on adjacent parcels.
04/11/13 Midwest Construction Job Losses Widespread in February

Only Missouri and Wisconsin logged gains, according to AGC.
03/26/13 Ill. to Spend $500M in Road Construction

Investment will fund nearly 200 projects.
03/22/13 Amendment Deals Ill. Fracking Bill a Setback

Key Groups Withdraw Support for Bill.
03/20/13 Ill. Leads Nation in Construction Employment Losses

Ohio and Indiana also performing poorly, according to AGC.
03/14/13 Illinois Tollway Set to Spend $922M in Capital Projects This Year

Agency ramps up 15-year, $12-billion road program
02/28/13 Ill. Tollway Seeking Bids for Projects in Suburban Chicago

Projects collectively valued at $750 million.
02/21/13 Construction Backlogs Stagnant in Fourth Quarter

Gains in South and Northeast offset by declines in the West and Midwest.
02/20/13 Planned Convention Hotel Hits Snag in Chicago

Owner of project's site has other uses in mind.
01/24/13 Details of Planned Wrigley Field Renovations Emerge

Project calls for upgrades, enhancements to the 99-year-old structure.
01/16/13 Stronger Link Between Emissions, Global Warming, Report Finds

Current energy practices in the Midwest, elsewhere, aren't consistent with significant declines in emissions.
01/16/13 Ground Breaks on Chicago's Largest Commercial Project in 5 Years

Project will add 900,000 square feet of office space to the city's West Loop.
12/14/12 Fed approves $3.6-B Illinois Tollway

The 12-year project will improve access to O'Hare International Airport
12/13/12 Architectural Billings Point to Improving Economic Conditions

Midwest, other regions show positive growth in October.
11/16/12 Construction backlogs rise for second consecutive quarter

Backlogs point to recovery in some areas of the Midwest.
11/06/12 Architectural Billings Index Hits Two-Year High

Midwest firms continue to report weaker billings.
10/24/12 Lawsuit Filed Over Suburban Chicago Casino Fire

$83.5-million suit alleges negligence and willful and wanton conduct.
10/23/12 More Construction Employment Losses for the Midwest

Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin not among states that saw gains in September.
10/10/12 Pace of Construction Job Losses Slows in Chicago

City sheds 3,300 jobs in year-over-year comparisons.
09/25/12 Ill. Leads Nation in Construction Job Losses

Indiana and Ohio record employment gains.
09/24/12 Chicago to Redevelop Sites of Shuttered Coal Plants

Mayor envisions light-industrial, residential, commercial or retail uses for the parcels.
09/20/12 Architectural Billings Rebounded in August

Demand in the Midwest continues to lag other regions.
09/17/12 Northwestern to Build $220-M Sports and Recreation Complex

Construction start date contingent on fundraising efforts.
08/31/12 IDOT Eyes $375-M Interchange Makeover

Work on Chicago bottleneck could begin as early as 2014.
08/24/12 July Slide in Midwest Construction Employment

Only Indiana logs substantial year-over-year gains.
08/17/12 Midwest Logs Modest Gain in Backlogs During Second Quarter

National average jumps 4.3%
08/06/12 Construction Employment Growth Remains Spotty in Midwest

Latest AGC data show deep disparities among states in the region.
07/30/12 ENR Best Projects Competition Yields More Than 500 Entries

Several regions are still actively soliciting entries.
07/26/12 OSHA Set to Probe Indy Construction Fatality

Skid loader involved in death of worker.
07/20/12 June Architectural Billings Point to Dwindling Demand

Midwest shows relative strength, but all regions are performing below levels required to promote growth.
07/12/12 Enbridge Set to Begin Work on $1.9B Pipeline Replacement Project

Project will include replacement of a segment involved in 2010 oil spill.
07/03/12 Construction Job Growth Surges in Indy

Job growth also strong across the state.
06/25/12 Architecture Billing Index Tumbles to Two-Year Low

Decline is an “alarm bell' to U.S. designers and builders, economist says.
06/20/12 Office Project Seeks to Revive Minneapolis Mall

Project will be the first major office built in Minneapolis in nearly a decade.
06/14/12 Ill. EPA Says No to Coal-to-Gas Project's Construction Permit

Officials cite insufficient details about emissions and air quality.
06/06/12 More Construction Job Losses in Chicago, AGC reports

April losses were the worst in the nation.
05/31/12 Chicago Mayor: Wrigley Renovations Won't Run Afoul of Super PAC Controversy

Emanuel pledges to continue negotiations over renovations, despite political fracas.
05/23/12 Ill. Highway worker killed, three injured on I-64

Automobile strikes striping truck in highway's inside shoulder.
05/09/12 Midwest Backlogs 'Remain Stifled,' ABC survey finds

Non-residential construction expected to remain soft nationwide during summer months.
05/04/12 New Viking Stadium Set for Monday Vote

Democratic governor, Republican lawmakers split on funding for project.
04/25/12 Chicago Okays $1.7-B Infrastructure Financing Plan

Plan expected to create 30,000 jobs in the next three years.
04/20/12 United CEO Says No Need for Fourth O'Hare Runway

Rather than increase capacity, airport should upgrade its air traffic controls, he says.
04/13/12 Tax Credit Critical to Continued Growth of Wind Power, Association Says

American Wind Energy Association warns that expiration of the tax credit could curtail future projects in the Midwest and elsewhere.
04/04/12 Chicago Mayor Pushing for Fourth O'Hare Runway

Project would eliminate need for a third regional airport, says Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
03/30/12 Illinois Businesses Seek to Dim Plans for $3.6-B Coal Gasification Plant

Proposed coal gasification will cost Illinois customers more than originally promised, opponents say.
03/23/12 Midwest Leads Rise in Architectural Billing Index

Overall index remained in positive territory for the fourth month in a row.
03/09/12 Investigators Seek Answers to Anchor Failures on Minneapolis Bridge

Investigation centers on failure of fractured diaphragm plates
02/24/12 Little Strength Seen in Regional Construction Employment

Job losses remain particularly high in Chicago metro market.
02/17/12 Midwest Backlogs Remained Unchanged in Fourth Quarter

However, backlogs slid nationwide during the same period.
12/19/11 ENR Midwest Names the Region's Top 20 Under 40

Rising stars make their mark in both their professions and communities.
11/28/11 Apartment Market Looking Up in Chicago

Chicago is seeing an apartment construction boomlet.
10/07/11 We Preview ENRMidwest's Best Projects of 2011

The winning projects were selected on the basis of design quality, construction quality, innovation, safety and the ability of their project teams to overcome unique challenges.
09/26/11 Midwest Builders Face Worsening Economy

Slow economic growth could erase modest gains in construction and construction employment.
09/26/11 The Hill Group Rises to Even Greater Heights

The Hill Group is the go-to firm for complex mechanical installations. Now it is bringing a more comprehensive approach to projects.
09/12/11 Construction Firms Settle DBE Probe on Minneapolis Rail Job

Designer disagree with U.S. Justice Dept. statement that engineers were involved in the settlement or had role in finished project’s DBE activities.
12/27/10 Clean-Air Challenges

Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp. is the only heavy-truck maker not using selective-catalytic reduction(SCR)to neutralize nasties in the tailpipe.
12/01/10 2011 Midwest Forecast

With most of 2010 in the books, it looks as though experts who predicted a long, slow recovery from the nationwide recession have accurate crystal balls.
03/24/11Lawmakers Seek Limits on Wages
02/17/11Forensics Team Seeks Cause Of Midwest Green Roof Collapse
01/11/11Partnership Cuts Down Dangerous Dust From Road-Milling Machines
12/01/10EPA Proposes Adding Furnace Creek Site to Superfund List
12/01/10CDA Shares Green Vision for Chicago Airports at ASCE Conference
12/01/10MoDOT on Track with Five-Year Direction
12/01/10Illinois DOT Awards High-Speed Rail Contract
12/01/10Indiana DOT Prequalifies SME for Environmental Site Assessment Services
12/01/10Architects Win Awards For Indiana Design Work
12/01/10Aqua at Lakeshore East Captures AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award
12/01/10Wildwood Hires Oates Associates to Plan New Missouri Park
12/01/10Moody•Nolan Opens Chicago Office
12/01/10Lakeshore East Wins Third Master Plan Award
12/01/10Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Raises Bar for Sustainability
12/01/10St. Louis Community College Completes Green Facility
12/01/10HOK-Designed Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground in Ohio
12/01/10Koman Group Develops St. Louis Health Care Project
12/01/10Mortenson Breaks Ground on NexCore, Silver Cross Hospital Project
12/01/10Harris-Stowe State University Taps Kwame for Residence Hall
12/01/10St. Catherine’s Medical Center To Build New MOB
12/01/10Sitton Construction Group Selected for Student Housing Project
12/01/10Valparaiso Selects McShane for Design-Build Classroom, Office
12/01/10Weis Builders Begins Renovation at Cermak Plaza
12/01/10Midwest Construction's Best of 2010
12/01/102011 Midwest Forecast
10/01/10Government Gsoes Full Throttle
10/01/10Construction Begins on $1 Billion OSU Medical Complex
10/01/10First AWPT-Trained Site in U.S. Breaks Ground
10/01/10The Brewery – Block 4 Parking Structure Awarded Leed Gold
10/01/10St. Louis Selects Kwame for O’Fallon Park Recreation Complex
10/01/103M Regional Distribution Center Breaks Ground
10/01/10Smith Crossing Begins First Phase of Construction
10/01/10RJM Construction Begins Coon Rapids Ice Arena
10/01/10STR Partners Completes New Lincoln Middle School
10/01/10Rush University Medical Center Begins Entrance Construction
10/01/10Riley Construction To Lead Surgery, Parking Additions at MRMC
10/01/10Stinson Morrison Hecker Calls on Clayco to Construct Offices
10/01/10Clarian Neuroscience Readies Neurosurgical Upgrades at Methodist Hospital
10/01/10Shepherds College Opens Doors to New Student Housing Facility
10/01/10St. Louis Pier Test Breaks World Record
10/01/10Highway, Railroad Bridge Projects Honored in 2010 PCI Design Awards
10/01/10Wisconsin Contractor Says Stimulus Transportation Investments a Bright Spot
10/01/10200th Safe & Sound Bridge Completed in Missouri
10/01/10Daley Forms Rail Study Committee
10/01/10Haberberger Completes Work on St. Louis Wet-Weather Expansion Project
10/01/10Mithun To Help St. Paul Reconnect With Mississippi River
10/01/10DLA Architects’ Design Receives LEED Gold Award
10/01/10Architect Transforms Designer Model into Art Gallery
10/01/10JRM Technology Data Center Now in Phase Two Engineering
10/01/10Lamar Corporate Headquarters Wins National Architecture and Engineering Award
10/01/10Selects Kwame for O’Fallon Park Recreation Complex
10/21/10$773-Million Settlement With Old GM Will Spur Cleanup at Former Sites
10/20/10Missouri Sewer Worker in Critical Condition One Week After Harrowing Ride Through Pipe
08/01/10First Phase of Midland, Mich., Plant Begins Construction
08/01/10Illinois Report
08/01/10Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 Breaks Ground on $15 million Headquarters
08/01/10Construction Team Completes $45 Million, 84-Bed Patient Wing at Alton Memorial Hospital
08/01/10SMACNA Chicago Trade Show Focuses on Cutting-Edge Technology
08/01/10Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh Dedicates New Campus
08/01/10Paric/Ruscilli Completes Stratford at Kenwood Continuing Care Retirement Community
08/01/10Railton Residence Historic Renovation Named One of St. Louis’‘Most Enhanced’
08/01/10Holland Construction Building Addition to ROHO Facility
08/01/10Tremco Headquarters Undergoes Comprehensive Green Renovation
08/01/10Alberici Builds New Soybean Seed Production Facility
08/01/10Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc. Develops, Builds Newest Suburban Class A Office Buildings in Illinois
08/01/10SEAOI Announces Winners of 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Competition
08/01/10Kwame Projects Receive Regional Excellence Awards
08/01/10Flad Architects to Design New Simulation Center for UW Health
08/01/10Burnham Pavilion Wins National Architecture
08/01/10HOK Completes Health & Sciences Center at College of DuPage
08/01/10Top Copper Projects Awarded For Architectural Features
08/01/10Hubble Middle School Becomes Vertegy’s Fifth LEED Certified School Project
08/01/10HOK’s Chicago Office Recognized With Award for Environmental Leadership
08/01/10Unions, Owners Reach Deal to End Chicago Strike
08/01/10Boldt to Construct Wisconsin Coal Conversion Project
08/01/10New Unit of Byrne & Jones Targets Soil Stabilization Jobs
08/01/10National Student Steel Bridge Competition Spotlights Future Structural Engineers
08/01/10R.A. Smith National Provides Site, Highway Improvement Design for Kenosha Gateway
08/01/10Clark Dietz Assists Madison With Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project
08/01/10CDA Presents at Infrastructure Finance Conference
08/23/10Design Competition to Enliven St. Louis Arch Park
08/18/10Chicago’s Lincoln Park 2520 Secures Construction Loan
08/16/10Agency Unveils 30-Year Plan for Developing Chicago Area
08/01/10Equipment Rental Industry Forecast Indicates Signs of Improvement
08/01/10Schwing America Successfully Exits Chapter 11
08/01/10Structural Engineers Install New Officers
08/01/10Wisconsin Non-Profits Benefit from Commitment to Community
08/01/10Midwest Contractor Donates $1.6 Million Building for Seniors
08/01/10Tri-North Builders Announces New Division
08/01/10Faith Technologies Raises Nearly $6,000 for Foodbank
08/01/10Case Supports Military Families, Veterans With Concert
08/01/10MartinRiley a Certified Green City Business
08/01/10IMT Diamond Authority Distributor Opens New Facility
08/01/10Alfred Benesch & Co., HWS Consulting Group Merge
08/01/10SRS Acquisition Corp. Announces Expansion to North Chicago
07/29/10LaHood, Doyle Sign $46.5 Million Agreement for Wisconsin High-Speed Rail
07/16/10Naval Station Great Lakes Completes $770-Million Construction Program
07/14/10Stalemate in Chicago Strike Delays Key Projects
07/02/10Deck Rehab Under Way on Chicago¹s Congress Parkway Bridge
07/01/10Chicago City Council approves development by Wrigley Field
06/24/10Windfarms, Alternative Fuels Take Midwest to Leading Edge
06/24/10Russians Meet With Chicago Aviation Officials to Discuss Infrastructure, Development
06/15/10Governors’ Signatures Moves Illiana Forward
06/01/10The Boldt Co. Gets Biomass Contract
06/01/10Sustainable Design Consultant Assists with Illinois Health Care Project
06/01/10Officials Announce $410 Million for O’Hare Program
06/01/10SMACNA Chicago Trade Show Focuses on Cutting-Edge Technology
05/17/10Chicago Toasts Bridge’s 90th Birthday
05/01/10Office Construction Trends
05/01/10Marquette University, Opus North Break Ground on New Engineering Facility
05/01/10Panduit Opens New World Headquarters
05/01/10Magellan Breaks Ground on Retail Center at Lakeshore East
05/01/10IESI Opens New Missouri Headquarters
05/01/10Magellan’s Aqua at Lakeshore East Captures International Skyscraper Design Award
05/01/10Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2010 Design Award Winners
05/01/10HOK-Designed Terminal at Indianapolis International Earns Recognition
05/01/10RTKL-Designed Central DuPage Hospital Surpasses Halfway Point
05/01/10I-35W Bridge Receives PCA Design Excellence Award
05/01/10IIT Perfect Power Project Receives DOE Stimulus Funding
05/01/10EPA Adds Illinois Sites to Superfund Priorities List
03/01/10Higher Education Construction
03/01/10Midwest Hotel Construction: Big projects are few and far between
03/01/10Active and Growing Markets
01/01/10Regional Outlook: 2010 a Bit Better than 2009
01/01/10National Forecast 2010
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