Cities and towns will soon get millions of dollars to pay for road salt, domestic shelter programs and gas tax money. The governor signed the bill making it law Monday afternoon.
Low-income families will get help paying power bills and lottery winners will also soon be paid. The bill will free up billions of dollars for local governments, including $77 million for 911 call centers and $31 million for IDOT to purchase road salt.
Both Democrats and Republicans agree the bill was a step in the right direction even though there is still no budget heading into the new year.
The House and Senate will not return to Springfield until the new year. The Senate is scheduled to meet January 13.