Plans out the window?

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What happened to the Illinois capital plan? I remember reading about the 439,000 jobs it was going to create and the $31 billion it was going to invest in communities across the state.

Dear Editor, What happened to the Illinois capital plan? I remember reading about the 439,000 jobs it was going to create and the $31 billion it was going to invest in communities across the state. I remember reading about Chicago needing to authorize its single largest funding source, video gambling, in order for the program to be fully funded and implemented. And I certainly remember reading about the thousands of Chicagoans who desperately need jobs right now.

Ald. Gene Schulter recently committed to holding public hearings on video gambling and I strongly urge him to hold these hearings as soon as possible. We cannot wait any longer to put people back to work and invest in our communities.   Larry Ivory, president

Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce

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