State Rep. Kay Hatcher is pushing a bill that would lessen the impact of state construction projects on small business owners.
Saturday, March 30
The toll a major road construction project can take on local small businesses can be huge. It’s no secret many mom and pops have had to close up shop as the latest multi-million dollar project rolls through town. With that in mind, state Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, has advanced House Bill 2382 that requires the Illinois Department of Transportation to work with local business owners to lessen a project's impact before the first shovel hits the ground. “The disruption to local businesses created by the recent improvement work at Routes 47 and 64 really highlighted the need for some new guidelines." Representative Hatcher said. “... There’s no question that road repair and improvements are necessary especially in a growing area like ours…
Kay Hatcher won the 50th State House Race in the November 2012 election, defeating challenger Andrew Bernard.
Republican Kay Hatcher has won the 50th State House Race over challenger Democratic Andrew Bernard with nearly 64% of the vote across the three counties her district spans. She received 59.45 percent of the vote in Kendall County, according to that Clerk's Office. Hatcher came away with 9,863 total votes with 7,930 coming in on election day and 1,933 in early voting. Bernard had a total of 6,727 votes with 5,175 votes on election day and 1,552 in early voting. According to the Aurora Election Commission, Hatcher had 60 percent of the vote, or 2,583, and Bernard had 40 percent of the vote, or 1,703. In Kane County, Hatcher received 17,373 votes, or 68 percent, to Bernard's 8,354 votes or 32 percent. Hatcher has been representing the …
Construction update: The good news is the east leg of Route 64 traffic will be open as of Aug. 14. The bad news is Route 47 traffic south of Route 64 will be detoured.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Illinois Department of Transportation is tentatively on schedule to open the east leg of Route 64 to through traffic by Aug. 13, 2012, according to a report by state Rep. Kay Hatcher. That's the good news. The bad news is that the south leg of Route 47 is scheduled to be closed on Aug. 14 for pavement reconstruction. All northbound and southbound through traffic on Route 47 south of the intersection will be detoured along Route 38, LaFox Road and Route 64. The road closure is expected to last until Oct. 31, Hatcher said. The north leg (Route 47) and west leg (Route 64) will still be open to traffic while under staged construction. IDOT officials anticipate completion by Oct. 31. "I hope you'll find this helpful for your summer travel …