llinois Chamber applauds decision in Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, et al. v. County of Cook

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch released the following statement on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.


“We are gratified by the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the intent of the voters in approving the lockbox amendment to the constitution. This case dealt with the scope of the “lockbox” amendment to the Illinois Constitution that requires funds collected from transportation related taxes and fees be spent only for transportation purposes.”


This case centered around whether Cook County is diverting approximately $250 million in funds that ought to properly be subject to the lockbox constitutional amendment protections.  The Illinois Chamber submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the position taken by the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders.  


Peter Steinmeyer, Chairman of Legal and Judicial Review and Member at Epstein Becker & Green P.C. said the following.


“We are grateful to the Court for recognizing the plain language of the amendment and protecting Illinois’ critically important infrastructure.”