"Ever since former Gov. Blagojevich announced his plans to move the
traffic safety division, there has been a lot of anxiety," Bomke
said. "I was very glad to hear that the move was not going to
The plan that Blagojevich had outlined would have moved
about 150 jobs from Springfield to Harrisburg in southern Illinois.
With little justification for the move, the Blagojevich plan was
scrutinized from the start.
"Blagojevich had no legitimate reason to move the IDOT workers
jobs to begin with," Bomke said. "It seems as all the talk of moving
the jobs was just a part of his political circus."
After Blagojevich was removed from office, many people believed
that the plans to move the traffic safety division would not
continue under Quinn.
"The workers at the traffic safety division have been on pins and
needles for a long time," Bomke said. "I think we are all relieved
that this announcement has been made and we can finally put this
issue to rest. It is nice to see that the correct decision has been
[Text from file sent on behalf of
Larry Bomke by Illinois
Senate Republican staff]