A state senator from the area wants to change the focus of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) wants to restructure the state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity so it targets unemployment.
The acting director of the DCEO says Manar's bill does not focus on the real problem, which is pensions. Later this week, Manar will speak to a committee about his proposal. He says the bill he is sponsoring is a first draft.