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Illinois House’s vote to send overdue money to towns in political limbo

After withholding nearly $2 billion from towns in motor fuel tax funds, fee revenue for 911 dispatch centers, local video gambling money and other funds for four months, Illinois House Republicans and Democrats joined together in a rare display of bipartisanship on Tuesday and voted 115-1-1 to release the money.

The vote was hailed as a rare display of sanity amid the continuing budget battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago.

But, as with everything in Springfield, nothing is as simple as it appears…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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