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Section of I-70 Named For Former Congressman Jerry Costello

Section of I-70 Named For Former Congressman Jerry Costello

Photo: Associated Press, Newsradio WTAX

A section of Interstate 70 in southwestern Illinois has been named in honor of former Congressman Jerry Costello.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Costello’s replacement in Congress, Democrat Bill Enyart were among those agreeing Costello was worthy of the tribute. They noted he was instrumental in the building of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River to Missouri.

A sign declaring the stretch of interstate approaching the bridge the Jerry F. Costello Expressway was unveiled Friday.

Costello said that while he was honored to have the road named after him, the dedication was a gift to his family. He noted his wife and children paid a high price while he was away so often during his two-and-a-half decades in Congress.

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