Monday, November 12, 2012
A survey is being taken to get public input on whether drivers would like to see the median as an extra lane of traffic and whether they'd be willing to pay for the convenience.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is considering a "managed lane" of traffic on Interstate 55 -- possibly with a fee charged -- to help reduce congestion and create a more predictable commute to and from Chicago. IDOT's Managed Lane Project is studying the addition of a lane of traffic on I-55 in each direction that would begin at Interstate 355 and end at Interstate 90/94, aka the Dan Ryan Expressway. Although the proposed route would start at Bolingbrook, it would affect all commuters who pick up I-55 before that point, including drivers from Joliet, Romeoville, Plainfield, Shorewood and Channahon. The first step is a survey on IDOT's Web site seeking such information as how frequently the survey taker uses I-55 is to commute to …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Patch keeps you current on upcoming deadlines with the new feature, "Last Chance."
Metra is in the process of developing a new strategic plan, which officials said will guide the agency for years to come. A short survey seeking the community's input will be available until Friday. In this initial phase, Metra would like to individuals to weigh in with their thoughts on the following questions: What should Metra's mission be? What should Metra's vision for the future be? What projects should Metra focus its energies and resources on? The survey can be found here.
Monday, October 24, 2011
A parent says his son's civil rights were violated when Lisle High School conducted a focus group without parents' prior consent.
School District 202 has changed its procedures for gathering student opinions, after a parent filed a civil rights complaint about minority students being asked to take part in a focus group last spring without their parents' or guardians' consent. Roderick Smith said his son, a student at Lisle Senior High School, returned home from school on March 14 and said he and 15 other students of African-American or Hispanic descent had been pulled from their seventh-period classes to participate in a focus group. The students were asked to share their opinions on their school and home lives, and participate in a written component, Smith said. Superintendent Patricia Wernet issued the following statement to Patch via email on Oct. 7: "I cannot and…
Friday, September 24, 2010
Researchers surveyed households and the Park District released their findings earlier this month.
The Lisle Park District released the findings of this summer's community-wide survey at a special meeting Sept. 16. While nearly 80 percent of residents utilize park facilities—which is comparable to the state average—satisfaction is a mixed bag. Only 1 percent of responders stated they were dissatisfied with the Park District's facilities, and less than 1 percent rated the programs as poor. But when asked how satisfied they were with the overall value of the park district to households, just one quarter chose very satisfied. Another quarter responded "neutral" and 5 percent "don't know." The park district posted the presentation—complete with methodologies and graphics—on the district's web site. The results will be used to address …