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Upcoming Events

JUNE 16th

11:45 a.m. Board of Governors
LCCA Libertyville Office


1:00 p.m. Board of Directors
LCCA Libertyville Office


July 21st

6:00 p.m. Northshore Distillery Spirits Tour

August 4th

7:30 a.m. & 1p.m. Shotgun Starts
Stonewall Orchard


October 5th

8:00a.m. - 12 p.m. Safety Day
Greenbelt Cultural Center

Registration now open for the 2016 LCCA Golf Outing Thursday August 4th Click Here to Register.


Lake County Contractors Political Action Auction was a HUGE success!

Almost 200 people were in attendance, over 65 companies were represented & we Grossed over $54,000 for the LCCPAC! The Lake County Contractors Political Action Committee (LCCPAC) was organized and created to solicit and collect contributions from individuals and corporations who share our concerns as commercial union contractors. We distribute these contributions to both statewide candidates and candidates for local offices in Lake County. The LCCPAC engages in political action activities, for candidates that are in line with our goal to strengthen the construction industry. Funding from the LCCPAC has been used to improve the construction industry in Illinois.

Thank you to everyone that donated, attended and volunteered to make this a truly wonderful event!

Sincerely,

LCCPAC Auction Committee

LCCPAC Auction Co-Chairs Wendy Hakken, Keller Heartt Oil & Scott Nelson, Testing Service Corporation
Artist, Elliott From with Art Beat Live Painting Black Hawks Logo Auction Items
Cheryl Kazimier, LCCA Staff, Mary Hill Volunteer & Larry Hill, LCCA Staff Bob Boller, Boller Construction & Mike Wolff, Lake County Grading
Mike Mendoza , Abbvie, Fred Rodheim, Abbott Labs & Fred Voytovich, National Trench Safety Josh Boller & Brittany King, Boller Construction with Joe McKeown, Manusos General Contracting
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Illinois Industry Committee (ICIC) May Update

The 2016 Spring legislative session has entered its last scheduled month. Here's a status update on the major issues that have been under consideration so far this year:

Budget Prospects -- FY '17

The budget stalemate continues in Springfield. If there is a bright spot, it is that rank and file legislators from both sides of the aisle have been meeting behind the scenes and may be making progress in their efforts to advance some issues on their own -- without waiting for direction from the leaders.

This effort is said to have been behind last week's bail-out of higher education that was quickly passed and signed into law. While a stop-gap measure, it will ease the immediate budget pressure on universities and community colleges, at least one of which had already announced it would be closing its doors this spring.

Whether those legislators will be able to make progress on the bigger budget issue -- namely, the looming FY '17 operating budget -- is yet to be seen.

Managed Lane Proposal Stalls - Lockbox Advances

IDOT's proposal to advance a $425 million "managed lane" project along I-55 appears to have stalled. Because its is a potential Public-Private Partnership project, it must be approved by both the House and Senate. While the measure appears to be widely supported by contractor groups, unions and most legislators, it now appears to be on the back burner.

Meanwhile, the so called "lock-box" amendment passed the House on a 98-4 vote and has moved on to the Senate. HJRCA 36 is a constitutional amendment that would ensure that taxes and fees paid into the road fund could not be "swept" to pay for other, non-road-related state expenses. Over the past decade, the state has diverted billions of road fund dollars to unrelated programs.


Safety Stand Down at Abbott Labs on May 6, was a huge success!

Once again the Abbott Fall Protection Stand Down was quite impressive. Over 315 attendees – about 200 were contractors from 45 different companies. The others were Abbott and AbbVie employees that are involved with contractor activity, engineers, supervisors and maintenance workers. Thank you to all our members that participated in their own Safety Stand Down this month. Please send us pictures so we can highlight your Safety Day success on Facebook!

Route 53 Extention into Lake County Update

The Lake County Contractors Association continues to support the Route 53 Extension Project. All facts and information in recent news articles had already been identified, presented, and addressed to the public. The support for the Route 53 Extension in Lake County continues to be overwhelming and the best choice to alleviate unbearable traffic congestion and enhance further economic development and opportunities in Lake County.

Illinois Tollway awards $3.8 million in construction contracts in April

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved construction contracts valued at $3.8 million at its April meeting, bringing the yearly total for construction and engineering contracts to $132.9 million. Total construction and engineering projects approved by the Illinois Tollway for the Move Illinois program has reached closed to $4.3 billion since the program began in 2012. This includes $989.6 million to small, veteran-owned or disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses. Click here for full article.