Capital – transportation bills
Capital bills become law: $1.1 billion to be spent on transportation projects. The 2014 capital plan centers on $1.0 billion for shovel-ready Illinois Department of Transportation projects, primarily road resurfacing and bridge renewal and repair. $100 million is included for grants to local governments for local capital projects; it is expected that these will also mostly be transportation projects, although the definition of road and street work on the local level also includes other infrastructure repairs such as the rebuilding of local sidewalks and curbs.
MUNDELEIN – Wednesday the Governor signed legislation into law brought forth by State Representative Ed Sullivan, Jr. (R-Mundelein). HB4687 amends the Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act to reduce the shipping fees on trucks carrying colbalt-60 and other vital medical isotopes, championing the needs of patients, consumers and businesses alike.
MUNDELEIN – House Republican Leader Jim Durkin has selected Ed Sullivan, Jr. (R-Mundelein) of the 51st District as his new Assistant Republican Leader. Sullivan will take the spot left vacant by JoAnn Osmond who recently retired.