CHICAGO - The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority's inspector general will review the planning process undertaken by the agency to craft its new $1.8 billion capital program, a move its board hopes will quell concerns that the plan was rushed through to give Gov. Rod Blagojevich leverage in raising campaign funds.

The $1.8 billion, bond-financed program, which would establish car pool lanes, was approved by the tollway board last month. It was referred to in the 76-page affidavit that was part of the federal criminal complaint lodged against the governor and his former chief of staff John Harris earlier this month.

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