Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 14:53 Friday, 22 August 2014 14:36
SPRINGFIELD - An economic development and job retention proposal was signed into law recently that seeks to improve business retention in Illinois counties that border other states.
State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) was the Senate sponsor of the new law that recognizes the unique business retention concerns specific to border communities.
As a life-long resident and board member of a county that borders another state, Bush knows all too well about about the business-poaching practices of the states surrounding Illinois. She feels that the new law will improve the economic conditions of Illinois border communities, keeping them competitive with the states that they border.