Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Illinois Voters to See Roads 'Lockbox Amendment' on November Ballot
When Illinois voters head to the polls in November, their first ballot question won't involve U.S. presidential candidates, but a measure aimed at preventing transportation-related funding in the state from being used for other purposes. The so-called "lockbox amendment" on the Nov. 8 ballot proposes the money be used solely for transportation-related purposes, such as construction or paying debt related to transit projects. State officials have long noted Illinois' deteriorating system of roads, bridges and railways, something the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council estimates it'd take $43 billion in spending over 10 years to address.