The Illinois House Minority Leader was recently in town to address the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Durkin (R) spoke to the chamber’s legislative committee about his goals for the state’s future.
He also outlined what challenges lie ahead after the November election, and what the legislature was able to accomplish in a bipartisan way during the last session, like pension reform.
“People will argue and disagree about how we went about [pension reform],” said Durkin. “Nothing in Springfield is going to be perfect and you have to do your best under the circumstances. Especially when you are the minority party and we did have a voice in negotiations.”
Also during the meeting, chamber President and CEO Nicki Anderson said the Chamber has been in talks with the Naperville Restaurant Association and the Development Partnership to find a solution to downtown violence.
“Approaching this problem with all parties involved is vital for the continued growth of the Naperville business community,” said Anderson.
She noted the Chamber would be making a statement on the matter at the August 19 city council meeting.
The restaurant association also hopes to have a detailed plan to the council before that meeting.
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