UTICA, Ill. – On his tour to build a stronger Illinois and middle class, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, attended the Illinois Beverage Association (ILBA) at their 134th annual convention to highlight the new ways the state is partnering with local businesses to help them grow.
“The wreckage of the past four years put Illinois in an even darker financial whole than it was before,” Yednock said. “However, this year, lawmakers worked in a bipartisan manner to enact a balanced budget with the support of business and labor organizations. Illinois is on a better footing today and is open for business.”
Organized in 1880, the ILBA is the oldest business trade association in the country. This past September the ILBA celebrated its 134th Annual Convention & Business Meeting at the Grand Bear Lodge in Utica, IL. Yednock for his part was invited to speak and meet with members and discuss the events of this year’s legislative session. Yednock participated in the event as the guest speaker to highlight the new business reforms he helped passed that not only extended job-creating tax credits, but also phased out byzantine taxes, like the franchise tax.