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CMAP chairman hopes to kill Illiana

A Southland mayor who heads a key transportation planning agency says he will try to kill the Illiana Tollway this week because it would put taxpayers “on the hook for as much as $1 billion.”

Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett, board chairman of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), said the tollway cannot work as a public-private partnership as envisioned by the state and that taxpayers would have to take on “all the risk, not private investors…” Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Southtown Star.

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