Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Governor Rauner said in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this month that he’s willing to be part of a coalition of states that will pay for an upgrade on the Illinois River to keep the fish out of the lakes.
The Army Corps has a plan that’d cost 275-million-dollars to secure the river.
The governor’s office has said for years that the plan is too expensive.
There is no word what the costs would be as part of the coalition.