SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In 2007, Springfield's gleaming new shrine to Abraham Lincoln was open, but it lacked touchstone pieces to show off, so organizers paid $6.5 million for the most symbolic...
CHICAGO (AP) — Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will help oversee efforts to improve safety and reduce risk at NiSource, the utility company blamed for natural gas...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have rejected a proposal by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam to raise taxes to help improve the Washington-area's struggling public transit system.
House Republicans voted Wednesday against small increases on real estate and hotel taxes in Northern Virginia to fund Metro. The new taxes would have raised about $30 million a year.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have approved a plan to pay for the state's share of $500 million a year in new funding to improve the Washington-area's struggling public transit system.
Lawmakers approved the legislation Saturday directing about $150 million to Metro, with supporters saying it would use existing transportation money for Northern Virginia and not raise new taxes. Opponents said the funds could be better spent on roads.
NEW YORK (AP) — The investigation into a slew of problems at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport that caused days of cancellations and delays will be led by Ray LaHood, the former head of the Department of Transportation during the Obama administration, officials said Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a report on reform proposals for the Washington-area's struggling public transit system will be publicly released next week.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's transportation chief has raised new objections to former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's reform proposal for the Washington-area's struggling public transit system.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's asked former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of the Washington-area's struggling public transit system, which on Thursday approved fare hikes and service cuts.
McAuliffe said there needs to be an independent assessment of what's troubling Metro and how much it will cost to fix those problems before substantive improvements can be made.