Republican Primary - February 2nd, 2010

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  • Putting People to Work
  • Going Green
  • Fighting Traffic Congestion
  • Protecting Our Tax Dollars
[putting people to work]

Putting People to Work

  • Invested in the Center for Economic Development, which works with local communities in targeting job growth and job retention
  • 500 jobs, Panduit Corporate Headquarters
  • 500 jobs, Central Grocers Headquarters
  • 150 jobs, Honeywell Corporation in Bolingbrook
  • 15,000 jobs & $2 billion pumped into our local economy in the next 10 years with the opening of the Union Pacific Intermodal Terminal - the country’s largest inland port
[going green]

Preserving Open Space
Going Green

  • Over 20,000 acres of open space purchased, including land at O’Hara Woods in Romeoville, Vermont Cemetery in Naperville, Romeoville Prairie, & Kropp Prairie in Wheatland Township
  • Many parks renovated; Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville & Whalon Park in Bolingbrook - which has 2 new dog parks
  • New recreational areas opened like Riverview Farms in Naperville & Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook
  • 11 award-winning County recycling centers
  • 10,000 trees planted at no cost to taxpayers
[fighting traffice congestion]

Fighting Traffic Congestion

  • Helped initiate the “Build Will Program” which targets 60 Will County road projects that relieve traffic congestion; attracts/retains businesses in Will County, and creates 8,000 construction jobs
  • Veterans Parkway improvements in Romeoville
  • 119th St. to 135th St. Weber Rd. improvements
  • 111th St. Bridge construction
  • 119th & Plainfield-Naperville Rd reconstruction
  • Supported completion of the I-355 Extension
  • Pursuing legal options to block the EJ&E RR and CN Railway’s plan to route trains through densely populated communities and environmentally sensitive areas
[protecting our tax dollars]

Protecting Our Tax Dollars
30% Drop in the County Tax Rate

  • Will County EAV tax rate has dropped every year Mike has been a Board Member – a 30% decrease
  • 7 straight balanced County budgets approved
  • Will County is not cutting vital services or instituting new taxes
    to get through these tough economic times