Elgin High School Opens Newly Renovated Welding Lab

  • April 12, 2018
  • Terry Gajewski

The welding program at Elgin High School recently earned accreditation from the American Welding Society (AWS), certifying the school’s newly renovated welding lab as an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF). Students and community members will be able to use the facility to complete a welding certification at the U-46 school.
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SEVEN CHICAGO AREA COUNTIES CREATE POWERHOUSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

  • January 19, 2018
  • Carol Gieske

Chicago-area business and government leaders today launched what might be one of the most powerful economic development engines in Illinois history — an “unprecedented” consortium that draws on the best minds and vast resources of the city of Chicago and seven counties: Kane, Cook, DuPage Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.
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State Report Names School District U-46 a Bright Spot of Future Investment

  • September 22, 2017
  • Terry Gajewski

The non-profit lender and public policy group IFF named School District U-46 a `Bright Spot for Future Investment,’ in a report released last week. Findings of the report will be part of a Monday IFF panel discussion in Chicago among state and education advocates and leaders, including Chief Executive Officer Tony Sanders.
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EDGE tax credit overhaul gets Gov. Rauner’s signature

  • September 18, 2017
  • Carol Gieske

Bipartisan legislation an important tool for job growth in Illinois CHICAGO (Sept. 18, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation (HB162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and taxpayer protections. “The EDGE Tax Credit Program overhaul is a bipartisan job creation program that is innovative and competitive for businesses,” Gov. Rauner said. “This legislation is another tool to use in our quest to bring high-quality and good-paying jobs to Illinois. It is crucial for the future success of our state that we make Illinois a more business friendly environment through pro-growth measures.” The EDGE tax credit program is a critical local economic development tool that incentivizes job creation, growth and competitiveness in the state. The new law extends the program until June 30, 2022. Among the key components in the EDGE tax credit overhaul is that incentives will encourage companies to expand or move to underserved areas in the state, and eligibility thresholds will be lowered to allow more small businesses to grow in Illinois. The overhaul also implements a Gov. Rauner transparency measure, requiring all EDGE agreements be posted within 10 days of the project being secured in Illinois.
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