Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as early as next week.
Illinois is the second-to-last state to reach an agreement with Amtrak.
The deal was necessary because of a federal law that requires states to pay more if they want to keep shorter-distance rail lines.
Some states, like California, will pay millions of extra dollars.
Less than half of the money in Illinois' Road Fund actually pays for highway construction and maintenance. That's the finding in a new audit (pdf) that also says the Road Fund overpaid for employee health insurance.