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IDOT Secretary Vows to Save Roads Money
The Quinn administration says a promise could be the difference between whether or not we see road improvements this spring. State law allows officials to divert up to $176 million from the road fund to pay for state employee health insurance. But state Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider wrote a letter to a top Senate Democrat promising not to take more than $125 million from roads.
The $1.5 billion supplemental appropriation the governor signed this week includes $675 million for road and bridge construction in 2013.