Illinois municipalities could find a big stocking stuffer just before the holidays - money owed by the state. Senate Bill 2039 was passed Monday, and includes more than $220 million for municipal coffers and also money from video gaming and casino receipts which local governments use for general operations.

Wood River Finance Director Tracy Kennett:


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In Bethalto, Mayor Alan Winslow tells The Big Z the money will be put to good use.


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The Senate passed the amendment unanimously Monday afternoon with little debate, and the governor already signed it. Both the House and Senate are off until the second week of January.


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