From turn-of-the-last-century water systems, bridges built during the Eisenhower administration and airports in need of modernization, Chicago’s infrastructure is in need of a serious upgrade. So President Trump’s announcement of his infrastructure plan sounds like great news for the city and the region.
Not so fast.
While historically, most of the funding for federal initiatives came from D.C, Trump’s plan would flip that script. NPR’s David Schaper details what the plan would mean for Illinois, and how projects would be paid for.
David Schaper, NPR reporter