On July 4, people in communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with neighbors, family, and friends. A strong community promotes independence by helping each other lead full and productive lives.

Gov. Rauner announces release of funding for Department of Agriculture programs

Funding will foster future of Illinois agriculture


 BETTENDORF, IOWA – The number of excavators and cranes in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa will soon grow as Ascentra Credit Union breaks ground on a new home office and financial center on Thursday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m.

 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) leaders, spotlighted Iowa’s new push to encourage the hiring of veterans Wednesday at the administration’s weekly press conference.

Springfield, IL – Over 300 Opportunity Zone census tract recommendations submitted by the State of Illinois, have been approved by the U.S. Treasury Department. These zones cover over 85% of the 102 counties throughout the state and aim to support the future of Illinois through economic growth and investment, by allowing investors to re-invest unrealized capital gains in designated census tracts.

CHICAGO (May 17, 2018)— Gov. Bruce Rauner today moved to increase the participation of minority-owned businesses in the state procurement process. By Executive Order 18-07, he established the Illinois African American Fair Contracting Commission and made it possible for contracts to be cancelled if African-American participation goals are not being met.

Gov. Rauner announces Opportunity Zones

US Treasury certifies 327 Economic Opportunity Zones in Illinois

DAVENPORT, IOWA – In celebration of the remodel of the Ascentra Credit Union branch at 1710 W. 3rd St. in Davenport, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m. 

Loebsack and Bustos’ behind the scenes work to help bring new investment and innovation to the Rock Island Arsenal moves ahead