The 31st annual Governor’s Hometown Awards ceremony was held during the final week of veto session. Volunteers from many communities represented by Senate Democrats attended the awards ceremony to be recognized for their significant achievements and dedication to their hometowns. Whether it was the beautification of a local park, the resurrecting of a war memorial or a celebration honoring a significant milestone in a communities history, it took many volunteers and countless hours to make all of these projects a reality. It is their time, drive, dedication and passion that help make our state a wonderful place to live.
Click here to view the pictures from the cremony.
Illinois Senate Democrats continue to work to get answers and provide information about pending changes for retired public-sector employees’ health insurance plans.
In addition to providing our Q&A story on our caucus site, senators have asked Central Management Services, the agency in charge of retiree health insurance, to join them at in-district meetings to hear constituents’ concerns and answer their questions.
So far, these 15 senators will host sessions for retirees in their districts:
November 11 is observed in the United States as Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the armed forces. This day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which is meant to honor those who lost their lives while serving.
The Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus includes a number of members who served in various branches of the armed forces. To learn more about our members and their thoughts on Veterans’ Day, please watch the following video:
In an effort to incentivize development of shuttered state facilities, Senator Tony Munoz (D – Chicago) passed legislation out of the Senate today creating a tax credit to assist developers in repurposing vacant state-owned property.
Senate Bill 341 passed the Senate Executive Committee yesterday after testimony from Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante and Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard (pictured), both of whom support Munoz’s legislation.
Both communities have been hit hard with the double effect of a closed state facility and large vacant buildings.
Senate advances bipartisan plans to lure jobs, key business headquarters to Illinois
SPRINGFIELD – Several hundred jobs would move to Illinois and a major corporation would setup here shop under legislation an influential Senate Committee approved Wednesday.
Two plans passed the Senate Executive Committee that extend incentive packages to two international companies—Office Depot Inc. and ADM—promoting job growth in Illinois.
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