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Congressional Dithering on Highway Bill Jeopardizes 129,014 Illinois Jobs, New Study Says

(Chicago, IL) — March 29, 2011. As partisan bickering continues on Capitol Hill, the failure to pass necessary federal legislation that provides multi-year federal aid to state highway and transit programs jeopardizes 129,014 jobs in Illinois, according to new research. Continue reading »

Speaker Michael Madigan Sets Jobs Task Force, 30 Lawmakers Join in 2 Days

(Chicago, IL) – December 21, 2009. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) last week created a new, bi-partisan jobs task force to address Illinois’ 10.9% November unemployment rate. Madigan appointed Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) as chair as the Bipartisan Jobs Creation Task Force. Lang said the task force will focus on targeted … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Tap $488 Million in New U.S.-Backed Construction Bonds

(Chicago, IL) — December 3, 2009. December 2, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday signed a bill that allows the State to issue $488 million in federal-supported bonds to fund critical capital projects, such as roads, bridges and schools. This funding is part of Quinn’s capital construction bill signed in July. Quinn estimates the capital program … Continue reading »

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