A new audit issued by the Illinois Auditor General Tuesday reveals that most of the state's road fund during eight of the last 10 fiscal years has not gone to direct road construction costs, such as maintenance and repairs.
A package of short-term spending measures, HB190, was signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday, giving Illinois road construction a $675 million boost this spring.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Tuesday greenlighting $1.6 billion in transportation projects throughout the state.
The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the state's construction plan and the funding mechanism put in place for it, which includes video poker.
A special General Assembly session is scheduled for next Wednesday in order to avoid shutting down the summer's capital construction in the state.