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-Illinois
4:48 am
Wed May 15, 2013

State Audit Finds Road Fund Overpaid Employees

Credit WNIJ

Less than half of the money in Illinois' Road Fund actually pays for highway construction and maintenance. That's the finding in a new audit that also says the Road Fund overpaid for employee health insurance.

The Road Fund aggregates billions of dollars every year to build and repair highways, but a new report from Illinois' auditor general says more than half the money is going for employee salaries and benefits, as well as paying off bonds.

The audit found several problems with how the Road Fund kept track of spending for employee health insurance.

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-Illinois
4:58 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Lawmaker: Video Gambling Paves Way for Construction

Rep. Frank Mautino
ilga.gov

The Sycamore City Council has approved a proposal to allow video gambling in certain establishments, including bars and fraternal organizations.  A 2009 state law gives local governments the authority to permit or ban the machines, regardless of the state's decision to legalize them.

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Road Construction
5:56 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Rockford Airport Area Road Plan: More Business, More Jobs

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey shows Senator Dick Durbin some of the growing businesses near Rockford's airport during a bumpy bus ride.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

A major road reconstruction project bordering the Chicago-Rockford International Airport is expected to boost business in the region. 

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Business
5:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Construction slows traffic in Machesney Park

Road construction is becoming a familiar scene this time of year. For the month of June, construction is expected to continue around the revamped Machesney Town Center.  All businesses will remain open during the road improvements, but it may take longer to get around.

Construction continues this month for the inside lane of Highway 251 around the area formerly known as the Machesney Park Mall.  New turn lanes are being added on 251 between Copper Drive and Roosevelt Road.

Meanwhile, pavement will be moving east, framing the intersection of Illinois 173 and Illinois 251.

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