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IDOT traffic division moving to Springfield site

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[March 19, 2010]  SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Transportation's traffic safety division will move to new quarters by Oct. 1.

IDOT announced Tuesday that 140 employees will move to a new site in Springfield. That means they won't have to decide whether to follow their jobs to southern Illinois -- where the former governor wanted to move them.

IDOT spokeswoman Paris Ervin says the division's current lease in a building near IDOT's headquarters expires Sept. 30. The division will take up residence in a north-side building the state is buying.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Central Management Services says that will save the state $1.7 million a year.

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wanted to move traffic safety to Harrisburg. Gov. Quinn reversed that decision last month.

[Associated Press]

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