Senator Melinda BushSPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ most important economic development tool has been reinstated, thanks to a measure from Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake).

House Bill 162 reinstates the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit program, allowing the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to offer incentives to businesses that create new full-time jobs, retain existing jobs and make capital investments in Illinois.

“It's important for us to have every tool available to attract and retain businesses in Illinois and ensure we can offer incentives that allow us to compete with neighboring states,” Bush said. “I represent an area that borders Wisconsin. The EDGE program is essential in helping border communities like mine stay competitive.”

The bill requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to recapture the economic development funds if the recipient does not fulfill its end of the bargain. That money would then be disbursed to the local workforce investment area.

House Bill 162 was signed into law today. It extends the EDGE credit program through June 30, 2022.


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Category: Press Releases

Senator Melinda Bush is hosting a job fair in Zion on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The first hour gives priority to veterans.

Job seekers who are planning on attending can RSVP here.

Employers interested in participating can register here.

Employers at the event will be looking to hire on the spot. Job seekers are strongly encouraged to visit lakecountyjobcenter.com to get resume help and tips.

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-548-5631.

A list of participating employers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Zion job fair flyer

 

List of Participating Employers

Name of Business

Website

Accurate Personnel

www.accuratetemps.com

Addus Homecare

www.addus.com

Aerotek

www.aerotek.com

Allendale Association

www.allendale4kids.org

Amazon

Amazon.com/KenoshaJobs

Andy Frain Services

www.andyfrain.com

Apex3/Premier Security

www.apex3security.com

Binny's Beverage Depot

www.binnys.com

Bridge Personnel Services

www.bridgepersonnel.com

Burris Equipment Co

Www.burrisequipment.com

Catholic Charities

www.catholiccharities.net

Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

www.marriott.com/chids

City of Zion

www.cityofzion.com

Club Demonstration Services

www.cdsjobs.com

Comfort Keepers

grayslake-524.comfortkeepers.com

Community Action Partnership of Lake County

www.caplakecounty.org/

Crown Services Inc

 

CVS Health

cvs.com

Durham School Services

www.durhamschoolservices.com

Fed Ex Ground

 

First Class Workforce Solutions

www.firstclassworkforce.com

First Institute, Inc

www.firstinstitute.edu

First Midwest Bank

www.firstmidwest.com

First Student

 

Glenkirk

www.glenkirk.org

Goodwill Great Lakes

www.goodwillsew.com

Goodwill TalentBridge

www.goodwilltalentbridge.com

Help At Home

www.helpathome.com

Homewatch CareGivers Northshore

www.TheHomeCareSpot.com

Ikonix USA

https://www.ikonixusa.com/

INSTAFF

https://hrcenter.tempworks.io/en/Instaff?inactivity=False

Intermark Transport

www.shipintermark.com

IPCC

www.ipcclakeforest.com

Jessup Manufacturing Company

 

JST Corporation

www.jst.com

K-Log, Inc.

http://www.k-log.com

Lake County Government

https://lakecountyil.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1

Manpower

www.manpower.com

Mariano's

marianos.com

Multimedia Sales and Marketing

msminc.com

Northern Rose Caregivers

www.NorthernRose.net

NorthPointe Resources

www.NorthPointeResources.org

Pace Suburban Bus

www.pacebus.com

Paramount Staffing

www.paramountstaffing.com

People Ready

Peopleready.com

Peoplelink Staffing

www.peoplelinkstaffing.com

Pharma Logistics

www.pharmalogistics.com

Quill.com (A Staples Company)

www.quill.com

Regional Transportation Authority

rtachicago.org

RGIS

www.rgis.com

Ruprecht Company

www.ruprechtcompany.com

Sam's Club # 6228/Vernon Hills

www.samsclub.com

Santana Equipment

santanaequipment.com

Senior Strategies Group

Sherwin Williams

sherwin.com/searchcareers

Six Flags Great America

sixflagsjobs.com

Speedway

www.speedway.com

Sure Staff, INC.

sure-staff.com

The Affordable Housing Corp. of Lake County

www.ahclc.org

United States Postal Service

USPS.com

Walgreens

jobs.walgreens.com

We Care Senior Home Care

www.wecareseniorcaregiver.com

Youth Conservation Corps

Youthconservationcorps.org

Category: District Events

Senator Bush speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) issued the following statement today after Illinois became the 10th state to enact automatic voter registration:

“We should be doing everything possible to make it easier for eligible citizens to participate in our elections,” Bush said. “Automatically registering eligible voters when they interact with state agencies instead of requiring them to fill out duplicative paperwork is a common-sense reform that removes a barrier to voting and saves taxpayer dollars. I am proud that Illinois lawmakers came together to unanimously support this good-government measure.”  

Senator Bush is a chief co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1933, which will automatically register eligible Illinoisans when they interact with certain state agencies. If an individual does not want to be registered, they can opt out. Currently, there are more than 2 million Illinoisans who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered.

Senate Bill 1933 was signed into law today.

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Category: Press Releases

dry cleaner 104.7 WLMD Macomb - August 23, 2017 | original article

By Veronica Carter

It soon will no longer be OK in Illinois to charge women more than men for services such as dry cleaning and salon appointments. Legislation that increases transparency in pricing among some service providers and exposes gender-based price discrimination has been signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, said most folks assume that this type of discrimination would have disappeared by now - but it hasn't. She said women have long been charged more for certain services - which doesn't make it right.

"Women pay more for dry cleaning, and you'll also see it in some hair salons, where women will pay more for the same services, and tailors," she said. "So, it's just trying to make sure that women do know what the prices are, so that they can ask, 'Is there a reason for a price difference?' "

Bush sponsored Senate Bill 298, which requires hair salons, barbers, dry cleaners and tailors to provide customers with a price list for services upon request. The law takes effect Jan. 1.

Last year, the same senator's "pink tax" legislation repealed state sales tax on feminine hygiene products. She said it's another part of the effort to remove economic barriers for Illinois women.

"My hope is that the law will make service providers take a second look at what they charge women," she said, "because what women pay, you know, these are dollars that are coming out of our family."

Bush said gender inequity is a problem across the country. In a study published in late 2015, New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs compared nearly 800 products of more than 90 brands and found, on average, products for women and girls cost seven-percent more than similar products for men and boys.

Category: In The News

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