UNDATED (WIFR) -- Summer construction season could come to a halt by the start of next month and that means jobs will be idled in Illinois and across the country.
The current U.S. Transportation Bill expires on june 30th. The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan two year compromise by a vote of 74-22. According to Illinois Senator Dick Durbin that would save or create nearly 68,000 jobs in Illinois alone, however, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner is refusing to bring that bill to the floor instead calling for a six month extension of the previous bill. It would be the 10th such extension and funding for the soon to be expired bill will run out in September.