Paul SchimpfState Senator Paul Schimpf of Waterloo continues to work towards building a highway connecting Carbondale to the St. Louis area. Schimpf says a resolution to put together a task force to work on the “Southwest Illinois Connector” has passed the Illinois Senate.

He says the resolution is waiting on approval from his counterparts in the Illinois House.

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Lawmakers are on recess until the annual veto session in November.

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