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District 70 Award – Alex Diaz

October 31st, 2023|News|

At a recent school board meeting for District 70, Alex Diaz was honored for his prompt, professional, and caring reaction to student bullying while driving bus Route 42 for Copeland Manor School on Oct. 9th.  From the Principal, "I was impressed with how Alex pulled the bus over to speak to the students and stop the behavior as [...]

Cook Illinois Corp. Donates Bus to VFW

May 12th, 2023|News|

Schooling The Competition With Biodiesel

August 26th, 2022|News|

Cook-Illinois Corporation and its 19 subsidiary companies strongly believe in using biodiesel blends up to B20 because it provides an alternative fuel supply that is dependable and plentiful. Through Cook-IL's use of more than 2 million gallons of B11 and B20 biodiesel annually, the family-owned and operated company is able to provide a valuable market [...]

High Five Friday to motivate our Employees!

May 24th, 2021|News|

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Governor JB Pritzker arrived in Chicago Friday morning on an electric bus from our Kickert location, made by Lion Electric after touring the facility earlier this morning.

May 24th, 2021|News|

Lion Electric Announces U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Illinois, the Largest All-Electric Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Plant in the U.S. Governor JB Pritzker arrived in Chicago Friday morning on an electric bus from our Kickert location, made by Lion Electric after touring the facility earlier this morning. The company  expects to be producing about 20,000 electric [...]

Janyce “JJ” Johnson celebrates 50 years on the job with Kickert School Bus Lines

October 14th, 2020|News|

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Colleagues old and new came out to celebrate Janyce Johnson's 50th anniversary as a driver for Kickert School Bus Lines. "Kind of embarrassed, you know, I don't feel like I earned it," she said. "I just come to work every day!" But it's that humble attitude and her strong work ethnic and [...]

Thank you, PanAmerican Seed!

September 22nd, 2020|News|

Last year, the plant breeders and researchers at PanAmerican Seed launched a selection of impatiens that displayed high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew – Beacon Impatiens.  In the spirit of brining light – and happiness! – to gardens everywhere, they pledged to donate 3% of sales during the 2020 season to the OI Foundation.  Last [...]

Meet Joe Hackett…

July 27th, 2020|News|

Joe lost 30lbs since April by starting to exercise daily and change his diet. Read his inspiring story…. Joe Hackett works at Grand Prairie Transit, Mount Prospect. In April, he spent three weeks at his brother’s ranch in Colorado. Joe was more active than ever helping out on the ranch and inspired by his brother’s [...]


November 25th, 2019|News|

Cook-Illinois Corporation, one of the largest family owned and operated school bus contractors in the United States hosted their 5th Annual SIPE Awards at their corporate office in Oak Brook, Illinois Saturday November 9th. SIPE is an acronym that stands for Safety, Industry knowledge, Professionalism, and Efficiency. Winners are chosen by their managers based on [...]

2019 Annual Wellness Walk

November 25th, 2019|News|

Cook-Illinois Corporation celebrates the beginning of a new school year by hosting our annual Wellness Walk. The day starts with “Stuff the Bus”, an initiative in which employees give back to the community by bringing non-perishable food items to donate to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry. Thereafter, our drivers, paras, office staff and all their family [...]