An attempt to use toll revenue to balance Illinois' books has been
blocked by the state's attorney general, The
Chicago Tribune reported recently.
The state's governor, Rod Blagojevich, wanted to move $19 million paid
by toll road users to the general fund. The newspaper reported that Lisa
Madigan, the state's attorney general, contended the transfer might not be
legal, prompting a delay.
State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka contended the transfer might prompt
suits against the state by holders of tollway bonds.