It was nice to sit down with members of the local chambers of commerce from Vermilion and Iroquois counties last week at Greg’s Bar & Grill in Watseka. Alec Laird from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association was our keynote speaker and he gave a business perspective of the recent legislative session in Springfield. He did a great job and I really appreciated all the questions.
We need to be doing more to improve our business and job-creation climate in Illinois. We took some significant steps in that direction this spring, by implementing tax credits for job creators and finally pledging to start fixing our roads. But we still have much to do.