Portion On I-74 Named After Ray LaHood

July 4, 2014

(Peoria, IL)  --  A portion of I-74 in downtown Peoria is being renamed to honor former U.S. Congressman and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  Governor Pat Quinn calls LaHood one of Illinois' favorite sons.  He played a key role in securing hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars in federal monies to improve Illinois' transportation systems.  LaHood is from Peoria.  He served as a Congressman for the 18th District from 1995 to 2009 and as Transportation Secretary from 2009 until 2013.

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