With all the attention seemingly focused on the race for President of the United States, there is one item on the ballot in Illinois that should not go unnoticed by you the voter. On this year's ballot is a state constitutional amendment to the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment will add a new section to the Illinois Constitution providing revenue generated from the transportation related taxes and fees shall be used exclusively for transportation purposes.  These transportation taxes include motor fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and other taxes and user fees dedicated to public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, posts or airports.

Many people are under the misconception that all of these taxes have always gone to these areas of transportation, but that has not been the case for a some time. Some of the transportation monies have been going to the general fund and this proposed amendment will end that practice in the State of Illinois.

So when you go to the polls you can vote "yes" for the amendment to force all transportation monies to go strictly to transportation projects in the state of Illinois or vote "no" to keep it as it is.