Springfield, Illinois (AP) (Oct. 21, 2019)—Illinois will double the amount of money it spends on roadbuilding and repair in the next 5 years as part of a $45 billion statewide construction program approved last spring, Governor J.B. Pritzker said Monday.

New York, New York (Oct. 16, 2019)—New construction starts moved 5% lower in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $774.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marks the second consecutive monthly decline in construction starts.