As a conservative, I'm not anti-government or anti-government spending. I'm just against the government taking my money and spending it on pork and using it to drive their way into what should be private matters. But there are things that are properly in the realm of government . . . police departments, fire departments, military and foreign affairs come quickly to mind. Roads and bridges do too.
With the growth of Illinois suburbs and increased traffic over the Poplar Street Bridge, this new bridge has been needed for years. It is good to see that the politicians have finally figured out how to get something done.