The state of Illinois isn't making the grade according to a new infrastructure report card. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives Illinois a D-plus when it comes to road conditions. The survey found over 70-percent of roads in Illinois are either poor or mediocre. Illinois' downtrodden roads reportedly cost drivers nearly two-and-a-half-billion-dollars in extra repairs each year.
As for bridges, 2,311 of the 26,514 bridges in Illinois (8.7%) are considered structurally deficient, while 1,976 (7.5%) are considered functionally obsolete. Illinois has 45 hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List.