Stay Up To DateLatest News

1 step closer to bison crossing: IHTC approves plans for I-80 bridge project

April 5, 2022

RAPIDS CITY, Ill. — (Update: March 22) Plans to include the Bison Bridge project in the new I-80 bridge plans were unanimously passed Tuesday in a 9-0 vote in the Illinois House Transportation Committee.

“The Bison Bridge Foundation would like to thank this bi-partisan group of sponsors for their continued support of what is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to remake the identity of the Quad Cities Region.” said Chad Pregracke, Founder and Chairman of the Bison Bridge Foundation.

Pregracke continued to say the project is heading in the right direction following Tuesday night’s vote.

“While this is just a single step in a long process, it is significant and represents continuous progress towards our goal,” he said. “Momentum is most certainly building for this project, and we can’t thank our network of supporters, stakeholders and of course our community leaders for lending assistance to our efforts.”

The next step in the project is to pass the resolution through the State House of Representatives.

Read the rest on

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

Paid for by McCombie for Illinois