SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Murphy was one of 50 members to vote for a measure meant to bring transparency to the Illinois Tollway Board.

Senate Bill 1298 immediately creates a vacancy in every office of the Tollway Board. Murphy has been concerned with issues at the tollway for some time.

“I have been quite vocal for months about my desire to see some transparency and more importantly accountability in the tollway board,” said Murphy, a Des Plaines Democrat. “A lot of taxpayer money goes toward the salaries of board members, and I believe the taxpayers have a right to be certain that they don’t make decisions based on political or potentially unethical motives.”

Once the bill becomes law, the offices of each member of the Tollway Board, including the chairperson, will be abolished. The bill requires the vacancies to be filled by Feb. 28, 2019. The bill received widespread bipartisan support, passing nearly unanimously through both chambers of the General Assembly.

“Quite frankly, this bill is long overdue,” Murphy said. “I’m proud to have helped pass this legislation that will finally give Illinois taxpayers some idea of how their money is being spent at the tollway.”

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