An “Odd Coalition” Launches Multimillion Dollar Blitz for Illinois Transportation “Lock Box” Initiative

Crain’s Chicago Business looks at the November ballot initiative “designed to keep money in the state’s road fund from being diverted to nontransportation purposes” and reports, “With a big financial assist from the construction industry, Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding today is launching the first wave of what’s expected to be a multimillion-dollar paid ad campaign.” The article delves into the players and politics behind the group, dubbing it “one of the odder political coalitions to form [in Springfield] in a while.”