Illinois is really good at spending money.
So far the state has spent $170,605,614 of the stimulus funds, which,according to Federal Highway Administration data, is nearly triple the expenditures of the next highest state.
“Illinois is committed to spending federal recovery funds in a targeted, timely and transparent manner,” Quinn said.
The Governor touted the fact the state’s more than 239 pending highway projects as a win. But as Crain’s Chicago Business points out, the reason the state has gotten so much funding is because they bungled road projects in the past.