CHICAGO - Illinois' long-awaited $31 billion capital budget, signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn last month, is built on illegal funding mechanisms, including an expansion of gaming that allegedly violates federal law and an unfair liquor tax increase that is higher on spirits than beer, according to a legal challenge filed this week.

"The complaint seeks to restrain and enjoin the disbursement of public funds for the programs created by the challenged legislation," the lawsuit reads.

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