(CBS) — Trustees in west suburban Carol Stream are calling on state lawmakers to vote to release state money that villages and cities all over Illinois have coming to them.
“We want our money. They owe us that money. It’s our money,” says Carol Stream Mayor Frank Saverino.
Saverino says his village is owed about a million dollars the state is just supposed to collect for and distribute to Carol Stream and other municipalities, in particular motor fuel tax money, video gaming shares and 9-1-1 revenue.
The state is holding back that money because Governor Bruce Rauner and the state legislature have not been able to come to an agreement on a new budget. The new budget was supposed to be in place by July 1.