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Since becoming the governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner has halted any movement on the Illiana, but has yet to give a definitive answer on its future. Halting the project proved to be a huge benefit to the coalition of organizations, government officials, and citizens and citizens’ groups working to stop further work on the tollroad and ensure it doesn’t get built at all. The project is a boondoggle: it would not only threaten the social and environmental well-being of Will Co., IL (south of Chicago) with little social or economic benefit, but it would simultaneously sap resources from the State of Illinois’ already fragile finances.
Petitioning the Illiana is the best way moving forward to show Gov. Rauner that citizens in the states of Illinois and Indiana don’t want to invest in a project that has no visible benefit. The predicted costs of the Illiana are unreasonable and spending limited cash on the tollroad would be irresponsible. The money would be better spent invested in transit projects that actually help ease congestion and road projects that bring existing infrastructure into a state of good repair before investing in new projects.
SIGN THE PETITION and let Gov. Rauner and Gov. Mike Pence in Indiana know that it was a smart move to put the Illiana project on hold and encourage them to make that hold definite and permanent.
This petition, one of many in a coalition, only needs 48 more signatures to meet the goal of 500 signatures. Once 500 is reached, a document will be prepared for delivery to the governors and state DOTs of Illinois and Indiana, the county commissioners in Will Co, executives in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana counties, and other leaders supportive of the Illiana. The petition aims to encourage leaders to use their power and resources to stop the project in order to protect and maintain fiscally responsible spending and investment of public dollars, protect Will Co. communities and small businesses (especially local farmers), and promote environmentally sustainable development projects.
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