Pritzker Administration Partnering
with Local Groups to Offer Free Food for Truckers
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[September 17, 2020]
To help the public show appreciation to the
trucking industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois
Department of Transportation announced today it will be coordinating
with groups that want to provide free food to truckers. Events that
meet and follow specific safety requirements will be held at select
IDOT weigh stations throughout the state.
“We are proud to offer our assistance in saying
thank you to truckers and giving them some encouragement in their
travels,” said Illinois Acting Transportation Secretary Omer Osman.
“All of us owe these men and women our gratitude for keeping the
nation’s supply chain moving, making sure food is winding up in our
homes and getting medical supplies and equipment to the people that
need them most.”
The events will be held only at weigh stations, with a maximum time
limit of three hours for each event. Illinois Department of Public
Health criteria for handling food and other safety guidelines, which
can be viewed by clicking here, must be followed at all times.
Events will not be held at rest areas.
Scheduling will be coordinated by IDOT and the Illinois State
Police. Requests by organizations wishing to distribute food must be
received at least five days in advance. The following weigh stations
will be available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays
• Interstate 55 southbound at Williamsville in Sangamon County
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• Interstate 57 northbound and southbound at Marion
in Williamson County
• Interstate 64 eastbound at O’Fallon in St. Clair County
• Interstate 70 westbound at Marshall in Marshall County
• Interstate 74 eastbound and westbound at Moline in Henry County
• Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound at East Moline in Rock
• Interstate 70 eastbound at Brownstown in Fayette County
For more information and to schedule your group’s involvement,
contact Weight Enforcement Engineer Keith Donovan at
or by calling (217) 299-0934.
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