Thanks for Huntley Patch, I discovered the following about Governor Pat Quinn’s almost venturing into McHenry County.
“…the groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at 13951 Quality Drive (take Route 47 to Jim Dhamer Drive and go west, then go south on Quality Drive).”
The tollway interchange is in Kane County.
You may remember that area Republicans and non-partisan officials did not oppose Governor Quinn’s 88% toll tax hike and the Main Stream Media let him off the political hook when reporting on what his appointees did.
With regard to the touted benefits of the interchange, read what the Illinois Tollway says,
“The Illinois Route 47 Interchange Project will create more opportunity for continued economic development along Illinois Route 47 and will open up access between the Tollway and a regional north-south transportation route. Currently, existing ramps only provide access for drivers traveling to and from the east on I-90. These ramps were constructed in the early 1970′s.
“The project is estimated at $69 million with the Tollway funding half the cost and IDOT, McHenry County, Kane County and Huntley funding the remainder.”