Illiana Project “Clings to Life” in Illinois Despite Court Ruling and Governor’s Stance, reporting on the second, most recent federal court decision invalidating the Illiana tollway environmental study, says the already suspended project “still clings to life.” The report adds, “Controversial from the start, the Illiana proposal has long been a priority for the Illinois Department of Transportation. Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois won’t spend more money on the project, but opponents say IDOT has continued to pursue it anyway.”