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  • UPDATE: Illinois Supreme Court Approves Stay for $31B Capital Plan

    This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court approved a stay requested by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. This stay effectively puts last week’s ruling by an Appellate Court to rest until the Supreme Court rules on the appeal. The Appellate Court …

  • Illinois Court Strikes Down Capital Bill Funding; Quinn Promises Immediate Appeal

    ​Today, an Illinois Appellate Court declared the laws providing approximately half of the funding for the $31 billion capital bill unconstitutional. This threatens the future of thousands of projects and tens of thousands of jobs. The law was deemed unconstitutional …

  • January IDOT Project Letting Includes Massive Road and Bridge Jobs

    On January 21, the Illinois Department of Transportation performed its first letting of the year, which included some very large road and bridge projects throughout Local 150’s jurisdiction within Illinois. The projects in IDOT lettings are funded largely by the …

  • Illinois Legislature Approves $5.3 Billion for 2011 Capital Projects

    The Illinois Senate and House of Representatives have both given approval to sell bonds to pay for this year’s capital project program. This will include $4.2 billion in general bonds and $1.1 billion in Build America bonds. Local 150 actively …

  • $3 billion clean energy plant approved for Chicago’s south side

    In the waning days of the lame-duck legislative session, members of the Illinois House and Senate approved a plan to construct Leucadia’s $3 billion coal gasification plant in south Chicago. The plant, to be constructed on the site of the …

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