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As state withholds Motor Fuel Tax, village’s street repair fund could run dry

Flossmoor’s yearly road resurfacing program is complete and the village is preparing to buy road salt to make winter driving less treacherous.

But, as the state budget impasse continues, revenues that fund those expenditures will soon be nearly depleted.

Flossmoor and other municipalities across Illinois rely on state Motor Fuel Taxes (MFT) to pay for road repairs, new sidewalks, salt and other street projects. The state continues to collect 19 cents from every gallon of gas sold in Illinois but has not passed those revenues on to cities and villages for nearly three months…Please click here to read Tom Houlihan’s story in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

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