Are Waukegan, Rockford, Rock Island, and Danville the low-hanging fruit for neighboring states? The Illinois Senate has passed a bill which, its sponsor says, is supposed to keep businesses along the state lines within state borders. The bill, says the sponsor, State Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), makes changes to the recently-formed Illinois Business Development Council.
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It adds the requirement that, “in counties that border another state that we take a look at best practices there and provide recommendations ... regarding those best practices for business retention,” says Bush.