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Illiana Expressway hits another setback

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he will suspend plans to build the Illiana Expressway in response to the budget plan approved by Democrats.

With the spending blueprint approved in the General Assembly last week more than $3 billion out of balance, the governor said he must begin taking steps now to prepare for the start of the fiscal year July 1.

The governor promised to shut down work on the Illiana Expressway — a proposed toll road connecting Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana…Please click here to read Kurt Erickson’s story in the Times.

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