Illinois State Parks Face $1 Billion In Delayed Maintenance; 'You Have To Prioritize'“There is a billion dollars worth of delayed maintenance for our parks and facilities,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources director Colleen Callahan said.
‘It Looks Like A Slum Lord Owns It’; After Years Of Neglect, Illinois Beach State Park Getting $45 Million From Capital Budget To Make RepairsA crown jewel in the northern suburbs is crumbling after repeated state budget battles, but funding from the recent capital construction program will help Illinois Beach State Park begin repairing the damage from years of neglect.
July Brings Higher Gas Taxes, Cigarette Taxes, And More To Fund Road And Bridge Repairs In IllinoisWelcome to July and the reality you’ll pay more in taxes to generate money for Rebuild Illinois, the state’s first large-scale infrastructure program in 10 years.
School Board To Vote On $1 Billion Capital Construction PlanSome parents of Chicago Public Schools students want to know why some schools are getting millions of dollars for repairs and improvements, but others are getting nothing.
Quinn Signs $1B Plan For Road Repair In IllinoisThe Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that will also provide lawmakers with opportunities to attend popular ribbon-cutting ceremonies in an election year.
State Seeks To Block Ruling Against Capital ProgramThe Illinois Attorney General’s office will try today to put on hold a state appeals court ruling that would undo Illinois’ major construction program.
$31B State Capital Construction Plan Struck DownThe Illinois Appellate Court has struck down a $31 billion capital construction plan, as well as provisions that legalized video gambling in Illinois, allowed for privatization of the Illinois Lottery and raised various state taxes.