Business Organizations Call for an End to Illinois Budget Impasse



CHICAGO, ILFebruary 2, 2017 – A robust group of business organizations from across the Chicagoland area have banded together to call on the Governor and Illinois legislative leaders to end their unprecedented, destructive political standoff.  These organizations have sent the state’s political leaders a letter imploring them to end Illinois’ budget impasse now.  The letter is attached and can be found here.

Small businesses, non-profits and local communities are needlessly being hurt by the budget impasse.  College students, at-risk individuals and countless others are being caught in its cross-hairs.  The budget impasse continues to damage the state’s economy and undermine the confidence of the small business community.

Through their letter, the following organizations are calling on the Governor and leadership in the Senate and House to end the Illinois budget impasse now.  These leaders should then turn their attention to improving the Illinois economy.

Below is the group of businesses that have signed the letter:

  • Small Business Advocacy Council
  • Highland Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenview Chamber of Commerce
  • GOA Regional Business Association
  • Schaumburg Business Association
  • Bolingbrook Chamber
  • Homer Township Chamber
  • Lemont Chamber
  • Mom+Baby
  • Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Jewish B2B
  • Belmont-Central Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
  • Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
  • Barrington Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce
  • Niles Chamber of Commerce
  • Skokie Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake View East Chamber of Commerce
  • Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicago Leadership Alliance
  • Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Tolley
20 S Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 548-8608