The convening of the 100th General Assembly January 11 brings with it new leadership and a renewed commitment to meeting current challenges and welcoming future opportunities awaiting Illinois, according to Senator Jim Oberweis.
Senator Oberweis was sworn in as the State Senator for the 25th District during inaugural ceremonies January 11 in the Senate Chambers. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis administered the oath of office to Senator Oberweis and his Senate colleagues. He has served in the Senate since January 2013.
“Among Illinois’ many assets are a well-trained workforce, some of the best universities in the world, some of the best farm land in the world, and a world-class city like Chicago. Our state serves as a transportation hub for the country. Illinois should be leading the nation, but we aren’t,” Senator Oberweis said. “Years of tax-and-spend policies of the politicians in Springfield—led by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan—have resulted in one of the highest overall tax burdens, $11 billion in unpaid bills, and the largest unfunded pension system liability in the country, causing an exodus of jobs, businesses and residents from Illinois.
“This must stop. It is time to implement the common-sense reforms proposed by the Governor, like workers’ comp reform, term limits, property tax relief, redistricting reform, and pension reform. We must send a strong message that entrepreneurs and businesses are welcome in Illinois,” Senator Oberweis said. “If politicians like Speaker Madigan cared more about the future of our state than political power or money, we could reach a successful, bipartisan budget agreement.”
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.
Senator Oberweis’ legislative office is located at 959 Oak St., North Aurora, IL 60542 (630-800-1992). His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his Web site is at http://senatoroberweis.com/.