Safe Roads Amendment passes in Illinois

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Newsviews Pt 1: Safe Roads Amendment
At the top of the ballot here in Illinois is a proposal to amend the state's constitution.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Safe Roads Amendment passed in Illinois, receiving approval from nearly 80 percent of voters.

The amendment will change the Illinois Constitution and prohibit government from using money collected through transportation fees from being used for anything other than transportation.

The issue of school funding in Chicago was on the ballot in a non-binding vote.

The question: should the state of Illinois provide full and equitable funding for the Chicago Public Schools. That passed with more than 90 percent voting yes.

Chicagoans also took a non-binding vote about guns. The referendum asked if the state should strengthen penalties for illegal trafficking of firearms and require background checks for gun dealers and their employees? That one passed as well with more than 92 percent of voters approving.

For more results on referenda, click here.