Lawmakers Scrutinize IL Tollway Board’s Handling of Minority Contractor’s Bid

Daily Herald reports, “The Illinois tollway is facing scrutiny by lawmakers who chided directors Thursday [September 22] for what they consider to be discriminatory treatment of a minority contractor.” The report quotes tollway board chairman Bob Schillerstrom as saying, “I’m happy [the legislators] came here to enunciate their concerns. We believe we complied with the law, we work very hard to provide opportunities for Latino businesses and Latino workers. I think we’ve been successful in that . . . we recognize that there’s always more work to do.” One lawmaker promised a state house hearing on the issue.