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Audit: Less than half of Road Fund spent on roads

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Less than half of the money from Illinois' primary road construction fund was spent directly on highway construction, repairs and improvements over the past decade, according to an audit released Tuesday.

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Less than half of the money from Illinois' primary road construction fund was spent directly on highway construction, repairs and improvements over the past decade, according to an audit released Tuesday. Auditor General William Holland found that of the approximately $25 billion in expenditures from the Road Fund, about $11.4 billion went to direct road construction, while the remaining money went to salaries, road construction bonds and other costs.
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