Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

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State-backed cleanup continues despite budget woes

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2016

With the State hung up on a budget,  programs like “Adopt a Highway” become even more important in keeping roadsides cleaned.  Scot Speegle is the Coordinator for the program and is based in Chicago.  He told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” there are about 400 groups in the state who care for their own 2 mile stretch of highway over a 2 year period.

Speegle says interested groups have to register with his agency, which is part of the Illinois Department of Transportation.  4 cleanups a year are required, but the volunteers  choose their own dates.  “Adopt a Highway” groups get trash bags and wear orange vests while cleaning their roads. Participants must be at least 10 years of age.

If you’re interested in joining “Adopt a Highway”,  google it for their website or call 312- 793- 2794.

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