|03/05/2014||Land Owners Sue Over Missouri River Flooding|
March 05--Enduring four floods in seven years, farmers, property owners and small businesses along the Missouri River say there's no longer any flood protection.
|03/05/2014||Sierra Club Sues Ameren, Alleging Clean Air Act Violations|
March 05--ST. LOUIS --The Sierra Club on Wednesday filed suit against the Ameren Corp. in federal court here alleging 7,880 air quality violations at three coal-burning power plants since 2009.
|03/05/2014||Obama's Federal Budget Includes Detroit Courthouse Repairs, But No Bridge Aid|
March 05--WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.9-trillion budget Tuesday that funds courthouse repairs, federal consolidation and much more in Michigan but fails to deliver on a $250-million commitment to build a customs plaza for a Detroit River crossing.
|02/25/2014||Burns & McDonnell Proposes $130M Addition in Kansas City|
Feb. 25--Booming Burns & McDonnell wants to build a $130 million office addition next to its world headquarters on Ward Parkway to accommodate the 2,100 additional employees it anticipates hiring over the next decade.
|02/24/2014||Improving Segment of Ill.'s Planned High-Speed Rail Corridor Could Cost $1.5B|
Feb. 24--Improving passenger service on the slowest portion of Illinois' emerging 110-mph rail corridor, between Chicago and Joliet, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion, officials said Monday.
|02/24/2014||Tollway to add 'smart highway' features too|
Feb. 24--The Illinois Tollway is planning to create one of the nation's most sophisticated "smart highway" systems, one designed to reduce congestion and improve safety by flashing real-time messages to motorists, officials say.
|02/23/2014||Differences Could Push Ind. Mass Transit Bill Off Road|
Feb. 23--A scaled-back transit bill is moving through the Indiana General Assembly but could hit roadblocks if the House and Senate can't work out differences.
|02/21/2014||Falling Ice Chunks Raise Concerns at Storrs (Conn.) Center|
Feb. 21--STORRS -- Snow and ice has been a problem throughout the state and has posed a particular conundrum at the new Storrs Center development where large chunks of ice have been sliding off roofs onto the sidewalks below.
|02/21/2014||U-M to embark on $500-million building spree, including new biological science facility|
Feb. 21--A new biological science building on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus and upgrades to the president's house are among about $500 million worth of construction and renovation projects approved by the Board of Regents Thursday.
|02/18/2014||Mich. Senate Considers $100M Proposal to Repair Roads|
Feb. 18--LANSING -- The state Senate is considering a proposal to immediately inject $100 million into local and state roads to help deal with the effects of an especially brutal winter.
|02/17/2014||Approach Work Begins on Ind. Side of Ohio River Bridges Project|
Feb. 17--JEFFERSONVILLE -- Officials hailed the beginning of the next phase of construction on the Indiana approach to the downtown crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project on Monday.
|02/15/2014||Wind Turbines Propel Mich. Closer to Renewable Energy Goal|
Feb. 15--The shift to renewable energy sources is quickening in Michigan, an annual report by the Michigan Public Service Commission shows.
|02/13/2014||Minn. Lawmakers Push for Better Oil-Transport Disaster Response|
Feb. 13--Minnesota legislative leaders Wednesday proposed beefing up the state's capacity to respond to crude oil accidents -- and to make railroads and pipeline companies pay for it.
|02/13/2014||Canada Proposes $470M for Detroit-Windsor Bridge|
Feb. 13--The government of Canada has proposed spending nearly half a billion dollars in the next two years on land purchases and other activities related to the New International Trade Crossing bridge project between Detroit and Windsor.
|02/11/2014||New Minneapolis Rail Plan Draws Skepticism|
Feb. 11--Transit planners called the community gathering Monday in Minneapolis a chance for people to react to competing plans for putting the Southwest light rail in the Kenilworth recreational corridor.
|02/11/2014||Ohio Solar Industry sees 31% Increase in Jobs|
Feb. 11--The number of jobs in the solar power industry in Ohio grew 31 percent in 2013 to 3,800, a nonprofit solar research and education organization said Tuesday.
|02/09/2014||Permit Allows Rock Causeway in Protected St. Croix River for Bridge Project|
Feb. 09--An amended U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operating permit has cleared the way for dumping tons of rock into the St. Croix River to speed up construction of the superstructure portion of a new four-lane bridge.
|02/07/2014||Chicago Spire Developer Gets Funding, Wants to Resume Project|
Feb. 07--The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project.
|02/08/2014||Chicago Spire Developer Finds a Backer|
Bankrupt building development firm Shelbourne Development Group says it has the funds to resume construction of the Chicago Spire, which was suspended in 2008.
|02/07/2014||Counties Warn of Cost for Proposed Detroit Water Deal|
Feb. 07--Officials in Oakland and Macomb counties said Thursday that those overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy are demanding that they accept a costly restructuring of the region's massive water and sewer systems while refusing to provide information they need to make a decision.
|02/06/2014||Report: 'Transit Deserts' in Chicago's Mass Transit System|
Feb. 06--The Chicago area's mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are "transit deserts" -- while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says.
|02/04/2014||Power Company Plans $500M Upgrade of Ind. Transmission Hardware|
Feb. 04--Indiana Michigan Power Co. plans to invest $500 million to upgrade northeast Indiana's facilities for distributing electricity.
|01/17/2014||Ind. HIghway Program May Get $400M if Bill Passes|
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's highway program would get a $400 million infusion of cash to widen key interstates if a bill debated Thursday in the state House Ways and Means Committee becomes law.
|12/28/2013||Demolition Worker Dies at Chicago-Area Mall|
A man working as part of a demolition crew died hours after he was hit by concrete falling from a facade at Westfield Hawthorn shopping center in Vernon Hills, authorities said.