030513br0249rSPRINGFIELD – The Senate State Government and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Development is holding a hearing Thursday, April 4, in Naperville to discuss a proposal sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) aimed at restructuring the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – the lead state agency responsible for economic development in the state. The purpose of this hearing will be to discuss economic development in Illinois as well as hear testimony from business leaders and economic development organizations regarding the role of public-private partnerships in business and economic development.

Who: Senators Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill), Melinda Bush (D–Grayslake) and Michael Connelly (R–Wheaton). Michael Mini – Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; David Hinderliter – Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce; Christine Jeffries – Naperville Development Partnership; Greg Bedalov – Choose DuPage; Mike Evans – Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

What: Senate State Government and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Development Hearing on Senate Bill 2

When: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4

Where: Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce - Conference Room A - 55 S. Main St. Suite 351 - Naperville, IL

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