Officials in Lake County, Ill., want to speak in one voice when applying for state and federal funding for local road projects. So local officials and business leaders formed the Lake County Transportation Alliance that, after a series of public meetings in which they gathered about 800 comments, picked the projects that most needed to be done, according to the Chicago Tribune. A majority of the alliance members picked the widening of parts of Illinois Highway 21 as the most important project.,1,1916368.story?coll=chi-newslocal-hed