Today's report is a clear sign that job creation should be our No. 1 priority. While slow improvement continues, it is not fast enough for the many Illinoisans who are still searching for work. The gridlock in Washington is standing in the way of job creation and even stifling it.
My opponent voted for offshoring American jobs and supports tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas. Those are the wrong priorities for Illinois. We have the skilled workforce, the infrastructure and the innovative capacity to make this region a hub of manufacturing growth, and I will be a tireless advocate for the region.