Capital Construction Program
The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld legislation that created a $31 billion statewide infrastructure construction plan.
If the state’s Capital Construction Program is revived, much of the money for it would come from legalized video poker machines.
In a surprise move, Senate President John Cullerton Wednesday took steps to gut the controversial 2009 state law that authorized video gambling machines in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Attorneys for the Wirtz family, who sued to strike down the state’s $31 billion capital construction program, now say they do not object to a stay in stopping the program.
The office of Gov. Pat Quinn has filed a motion to block a ruling by the Illinois Appellate Court that would undo the state’s $31 billion capital construction program.