Capital Construction Program

Illinois State Capitol

State Supreme Court Upholds Capital Construction Program

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld legislation that created a $31 billion statewide infrastructure construction plan.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Hearings On State Construction Plan Revive Video Poker Debate

If the state’s Capital Construction Program is revived, much of the money for it would come from legalized video poker machines.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

State Senate President John Cullerton

Report: Cullerton Moves To Repeal Video Poker Law

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.


Rocky Wirtz

Wirtz Family OK With Stay In Stopping State Construction Plan

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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Files To Block Undoing Of Construction 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.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2011