Wednesday, August 26, 2009 03:51 PM
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Michael Jacobs (D – Moline) was signed into law this week creating the Upper Mississippi River Port District.
Senate Bill 1784creates a Port District for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties. This will provide the district with rights to construct, operate, and maintain port, harbor, water, and land facilities. It also permits the district to enter into any agreement or contract with any airport for the use of its facilities, as well as develop, expand, and construct those facilities as necessary.
"By setting up the port district, we are making it easier for the ports and harbors to manage and take part in business more readily," Jacobs said. "This will improve the trade of goods and services to and from our area, while keeping up with infrastructure and technology."
The governing and administrative body of the district will be a Board of Commissioners consisting of five members, all residents of the district: one appointed by the governor and four chosen by each of the counties’ board chairs.
"I am confident in the success it will bring to our ports and harbor facilities," Jacobs said, "not to mention the vast number of jobs these expansion or improvement projects will create. Improving business and putting people to work are two of my consistent goals as a legislator and I am grateful to the governor for signing this bill."
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
SPRINGFIELD – Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) on Tuesday advocated for the testing of water in schools and daycares that have...
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed legislation today meant to address the issue of lead contamination in drinking water and other water...
Thursday, 15 December 2016
SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. Rauner signed a proposal to require the Department of Corrections to issue an ID card that is valid for 90 days when...
Monday, 12 December 2016
CHICAGO — In response to the University of Illinois deciding not to become a sanctuary campus for undocumented students, State Senator Omar...
TWITTER HASHTAGSWe'll be live tweeting from Committees. Use these hashtags to follow along:
#SenAg - Agriculture
#SenAppr1 - Appropriations I
#SenAppr2 - Appropriations II
#SenAppts - Executive Appointments
#SenCom - Commerce and Econ. Development
#SenCrim - Criminal Law
#SenEd - Education
#SenEnrg - Energy and Public Utilities
#SenEnv - Environment and Conservation
#SenExec - Executive
#SenFinan - Financial Institutions
#SenHiEd - Higher Education
#SenHServ - Human Services
#SenIns - Insurance
#SenJud - Judiciary
#SenLabor - Labor
#SenLicense - Lic. Activities and Pensions
#SenLoGov - Local Government
#SenPHealth - Public Health
#SenRev - Revenue
#SenStGov - State Govt and Veterans Affairs
#SenTran - Transportation