Senator Jim Oberweis says the convening of the 101st General Assembly January 9 signals a renewed commitment to face the challenges and welcome the opportunities awaiting Illinois.
The 25th District Senator participated in inaugural ceremonies in the Senate Chambers.
“With our state’s many assets, Illinois has the potential to once again lead the nation. We have a well-trained workforce, some of the best universities in the world, and some of the best farm land in the world. Our geographic location and our transportation systems make us a major transportation hub for the country,” Senator Oberweis said.
“So why the exodus of jobs, businesses and residents from Illinois? Years of tax-and-spend policies in Springfield have resulted in one of the highest overall tax burdens, billions of dollars in unpaid bills and the largest unfunded pension system liability in the country,” Senator Oberweis said. “If politicians like House Speaker Michael Madigan cared more about the future of our state than political power or money, we could finally reach a compromise on important issues like workers’ comp reform, term limits, property tax relief, redistricting reform, and pension reform. We must change what is not working. We must let entrepreneurs and businesses know they are welcome in Illinois. Let’s make Illinois great again.”
Senator Oberweis has served in the Senate since January 2013. His priorities continue to be a return to common-sense government keyed to economic growth and jobs creation. He supports an end to special-interest pork and wasteful government spending.
The 25th District encompasses all or some of the communities of Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Campton Hills, Elburn, Geneva, Montgomery, Naperville, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, South Elgin, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago and Yorkville.