Southland: End Illinois’ Political Standoff Now!



Join a robust group of business organizations, small business owners, non-profits, universities and Chicago Southland residents at our April 26th Town Hall and send this powerful, non-partisan message to our politicians:  Pass a responsible budget and enact the reforms necessary to revive the Illinois economy now.

Why your participation matters?

  • Illinois has not had a budget for almost eleven months. We are the only state in the country operating without a budget.
  • The state’s current backlog of unpaid bills is nearly $8 billion.
  • The state is not paying small business vendors like Renguso’s Marlin Environmental who is in debt and is facing possible foreclosure proceedings.
  • Many non-profits are being irreparably damaged by the budget stalemate and colleges may soon have to shut down.
  • Illinois’ political leaders have not acted to pass critical reforms, such as pension and fair workers’ compensation reform.
  • The longer this stalemate continues and the further the state falls into debt, the larger the tax increase every Illinois small business will receive.

Town Hall Presented by:

Small Business Advocacy Council, Reboot Illinois, Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, Joliet Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lemont Chamber of Commerce, New Lenox Chamber of Commerce, Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Homer Township Chamber of Commerce, Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce, Alsip Chamber of Commerce.

Event Details

 Tuesday, April 26th, from 5:00pm-7:30pm

Chicago Southland Chamber Offices at St. Xavier University, 18230 Orland Pkwy, Orland Park, IL 60467
Space is limited! 

For further information or to register click here

For those of you unable to attend in person, you can participate interactively from different locations. Click here for Live Stream.

Sound off! Find Your Representatives Here

Or

Dial 27126 and text Reboot to contact your legislator

Participate via Twitter by using #ILBUDGETNOW 

We are coming together to demand that our elected officials end their destructive political standoff, pass a responsible budget, and make the reforms needed to revitalize our economy. We hope you can join us!

For questions about the Town Hall, please contact Blanca Campos at Blanca@sbacil.org.