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The Majority Report 09/14/14 - Good Jobs, Good News, Senior Safety

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Illinois sees construction job gains

Illinois sees construction job gains

According to the Associated General Contractors of America, Illinois is second in the nation in construction job gains. Over the past month, Illinois has added 3,500 construction jobs. More importantly, between June 2013 and June 2014, the state's construction industry added 7,300 jobs - a 3.8 percent increase. Those numbers make Illinois the current leader in Midwest construction jobs.

 

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Interested in more good news?

Interested in more good news?

In recent weeks, workers' compensation costs dropped, and the unemployment rate went down. Meanwhile, as the president of the Senate, I attend functions and events across the state and get the opportunity to meet great people doing outstanding things. Recently I was lamenting how hard it is to keep track of all of this good news and said aloud, "You know, there ought to be a website." And the response from my staff was, "We can do that." That's how our new "I Like Illinois" website got started. We hope you will take a look and like our connected social media pages for updates.

 

 

 

 


Better care for seniors in proposed nursing home surveillance legislation

Better care for seniors in proposed nursing home surveillance legislation

In response to concerns and complaints about potential abuse of nursing home residents, Illinois State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) is joining with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and sponsoring legislation that would put video cameras in nursing homes and assisted living centers to protect residents and provide their families peace of mind.

The new law was introduced as a response to complaints across Illinois regarding abuse and poor care of family members who are currently in the care of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Also this week:
 
Chicago named #1 meeting destination
Villas at College Hill Groundbreaking Held Sept. 8

 


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