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capital bill

Daisy Contreras

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law a long-awaited $45 billion infrastructure plan.

Illinois lawmakers say they’ve begun discussing a potential capital bill. It would fund construction and repair projects for the state’s infrastructure over the next several years.


Supporters are trying to take advantage of the momentum surrounding a multi-million dollar highway project in west-central Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers are sure to hear next year from transportation advocates who say the state needs a new capital bill to pay for transit projects and boost the economy.

The case was made August 22 by the Transportation for Illinois Coalition, which held a regional summit in Macomb. The Coalition is made up of business and labor representatives as well as politicians of both major parties.