Gov. Bruce Rauner recently toured the site of a new medical complex in Rockford, which, when complete, will include a 451,000-square-foot hospital and 81,500-square-foot medical center, a release from the governor’s office said.
The Cook County tax on sweetened beverages could lead to a $1.3 billion loss in economic activity, according to Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford), who has sponsored legislation to repeal the measure, according to a press release.
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) has set the table for a "Coffee Talk with Joe," at which he will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns on Aug. 15 at Sophia’s Restaurant in Roscoe, according to a press release.
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) will host this year’s Kids’ Health and Safety Fair on Aug. 5 at Rockford Christian School, giving families the chance to learn about the services and programs offered by dozens of agencies, organizations and businesses.
Illinois’ economy will take decades to recover from the state’s current pension and workers’ compensation obligations, to say nothing of the debts continually being added because of a significant lack of reform, according to a blistering analysis from Chicago attorney Eugene Keefe.
While every state around it continues to grow in population and prosperity, Illinois keeps shrinking under the strain of higher taxes and more regulations, Michael Lucci, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, said in an article on the institute's website.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.