LaHood Honored With His Own Highway

Get ready to drive down Ray LaHood Highway.

A portion of I-74, from the Murray Baker Bridge to the Sterling Avenue Exit in Peoria, is being renamed in honor of the former Transportation Secretary and Congressman.

State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth sponsored legislation earlier this year to make the name change.

Before becoming the Secretary of Transportation, LaHood was instrumental in securing important funding for improvements to I-74.

The unveiling of Ray LaHood Highway is scheduled for 1:00 Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Water and Eaton Streets.

Governor Quinn, State Senator Darin LaHood, State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth, and Ray LaHood will all attend the ceremony.

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