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Illinois voters will vote this fall on a constitutional amendment affecting road funding.  

In the past, the state has reallocated road funding to plug holes in the budget.  

Fed up with this move, road contractors and construction workers had an idea:  Amend the Illinois Constitution so these funds must be used on transportation needs, and nothing else.

Lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed to put the amendment on this year's ballot.    

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A $260,000 donation to Republican incumbent Leslie Munger's bid for Illinois comptroller has lifted the caps on political contributions and guarantees a big-money race against Democrat Susana Mendoza.

According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, the money is a loan from Munger's husband, attorney John Munger.

Munger's spokesman says the donation is "balancing the playing field."

Mendoza, Chicago's city clerk, called it "beyond the pale."

The Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball filed a federal lawsuit last week against three dozen vendors for allegedly selling counterfeit Cubs gear around Wrigley Field.

Their lawsuit claims the individuals are "causing substantial and irreparable injury to the public” and to the team.

The complaint features photos of the alleged big-league pirates and their imitation wares.  These include a t-shirt showing Marilyn Monroe wearing a Cubs jersey and a bucket hat with the Cubs’ bear on it.

 

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DeKalb's City Council will consider revisions to its marijuana possession fines at a Committee of the Whole meeting tonight.  

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a law in July that makes possessing less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil penalty.  It comes with an associated fine of up to $200.   

By comparison, DeKalb charges a minimum of $350 for possessing less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.  The fine goes up to at least $750 if the issue is adjudicated in court.  

WNIJ's Gas Price Monday, September 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
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The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25.  This is one cent cheaper than last week's average.  

AAA reports the state's most expensive gasoline can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.62 per gallon.  By contrast, Decatur has the state's cheapest gasoline, at an average price of $1.99 per gallon.  

Rockford's average gas price is $2.13 per gallon.  

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