The Majority Report 08/24/14 - Working for You, Wrapping up Summer



Good news for employers: another drop in insurance rates on the horizon

llinois Senate Democrats have been busy this summer helping constituents. Across the state your senators hosted programs helping connect seniors, homeowners, job seekers and students with resources they need. Here are a few examples:



Martinez welcomes hundreds to annual back-to-school event

maj-rep082414-1Hundreds of local children and families turned out for health screenings and back-to-school supplies this past week at a community event sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez.


Read more about back to school event...






Jacobs hosts Senior Fair

maj-rep082414-2The Whiteside County Senior Center was buzzing with activity recently during an event co-sponsored by the center and State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline). The Whiteside County Senior Center hosted vendors from the area in addition to statewide vendors, all aimed at assisting area senior citizens.


Read more about Jacobs' Senior Fair...






Citizens learn to save money at Stadelman's utility bill clinic

maj-rep082414-3Mary Klemm walked out of Monday's utility bill clinic with potentially an extra $20 a month in her pocket. An adviser from the Citizens Utility Board walked Klemm through her options for keeping her land line and finding a better deal. Turns out her current provider charges her a monthly fee to generate a long-distance bill even if she didn't make any calls.


Read more about utility bill clinic...






More good news for Illinois: Chicago fastest growing private company city

maj-rep082414-4Shared from Crain's Chicago Business: Chicago is a top city on Inc.'s annual ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies, the magazine said today. The Inc. 5000 ranking for 2014 analyzes companies' three-year revenue growth and lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and small businesses in the U.S. Chicago has 95 companies on the list - the most of any city except New York. San Francisco came in at No. 7, with 63.







Signed into law:

Kotowski: Concussion awareness program mandatory for IHSA coaches
Hunter's new youth-focused laws reform DCFS



A last look at the 2014 State Fair (VIDEO)

maj-rep082414-5Illinois State Senators John Sullivan (D-Rushville), Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) shared their experiences at the 2014 Illinois State Fair.

"We need the fair to showcase and show off what goes on in Illinois," said Senator Tom Cullerton. "The fair brings everybody together ... from north of I-80 to south of I-80 all into one place so we can all start talking and see the importance of agriculture throughout our state. It's an absolutely wonderful time."


Watch our State Fair video...




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