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Illinois has a $43 billion transportation deficit.

Years of declining investment have left Illinois’ roads, rails and bridges in poor shape. We must invest $43 billion over ten years to rebuild and improve our state’s transportation network, and we must start in 2016. Doing nothing will actually cost us more: From damaged vehicles to lost time, our Senior Fellow James Reilly explains how crumbling infrastructure is taking money out of our pockets and slowing down our state’s economy.

Transform Illinois will highlight a group of bills designed to reduce the size, scope and cost of local government. The 22 bills, sponsored by both Republican and Democratic legislators, would give local officials and voters the tools needed to modernize and streamline local governments throughout the state. 

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