Slowik: South suburbs need billions for repairs. Will the state help pay for them?

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If you had billions of dollars to invest in public improvements in the south suburbs, where would you begin?

Some might say the top priority is to fix the region’s highways and bridges. Others might want to divvy up the funds and let towns replace some of their aging water mains, repave residential streets or rebuild schools and other public buildings.

“What would you prioritize?” asked Sen. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago. “What are the most immediate things that can be fixed?”

Sims hosted a Southland Capital Town Hall Monday at South Suburban College in South Holland. Dozens of municipal leaders, educators, social service providers and others from the region attended. Sims sought input on needs that legislators might be able to address if lawmakers this month agree on a potential capital improvements bill.

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May 8, 2019 at 07:30AM

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