Latest News

Rep. Leitch honored WWII Veteran Lynn Caulk on the House Floor on April 18th with HR 1047.  



SPRINGFIELD… State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria) passed legislation out of the Illinois House on Tuesday, April 12th that will extend the Village of Bradford’s TIF District, which was first implemented in 1998.

According to Bradford Village President Henry Waldinger, the renewed TIF district will likely be utilized to fund projects including attracting and retaining local businesses including a restaurant and pharmacy, as well as attempting to attract a grocery store, and may even be utilized to assist the construction of a new Fire Station in the Village.

All area taxing bodies covered by the TIF district supported and agreed to the extension of the TIF district.  Rep. David Leitch secured passage of House Bill 4395, the legislation to renew the TIF district, through the Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee on April 6 and subsequently secured unanimous House passage on Tuesday, April 12th.

“I am proud to have passed this legislation in my final year in the Illinois House,” said Leitch.  “Bradford has a strong history of responsibly managing their TIF toward the goals that TIF districts were created for in the first place- economic development and job growth and retention.”

Bradford Village President Henry Waldinger echoed that sentiment, explaining that the, “Bradford is losing businesses all the time and this is one of the only tools in our municipal toolbox to be able to retain and grow jobs in our community.”

House Bill 4395 will now move on to the State Senate, where it will need to secure passage as well before going to the Governor.

Rep. Leitch can be reached at his Peoria Legislative Office at 309-690-7373.
####


SPRINGFIELD… State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria) passed legislation out of the Illinois House on Tuesday, April 12th that will extend Lacon’s TIF District, which was first implemented in 1993.

According to Lacon Mayor Ron Schoof, the renewed TIF district will likely be utilized to fund projects including facelifts of commercial buildings downtown, continued development of Lacon’s Industrial Park, and to address sewage treatment issues related to flooding in the City.

All area taxing bodies covered by the TIF district supported and agreed to the extension of the TIF district.  Rep. David Leitch secured passage of House Bill 4394, the legislation to renew the TIF district, through the Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee on April 6 and subsequently secured unanimous House passage on Tuesday, April 12th.

“I am proud to have passed this legislation in my final year in the Illinois House,” said Leitch.  “Lacon has a strong history of responsibly managing their TIF toward the goals that TIF districts were created for in the first place- economic development and job growth and retention.”

Lacon Mayor Ron Schoof echoed that sentiment, explaining that the, “Lacon TIF District is critical to the economic development and continued renewal of the city of Lacon.  This is all about retaining and attracting jobs and the TIF district is one of the most important tools in our toolbox to do so.”

House Bill 4394 will now move on to the State Senate, where it will need to secure passage as well before going to the Governor.

Rep. Leitch can be reached at his Peoria Legislative Office at 309-690-7373.
####


SPRINGFIELD… The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs today presented State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria) with the 2016 “Legislative Hero” Award.  The Award is presented to members of the Illinois General Assembly who have helped forward statewide the YMCA’s mission of nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Dan Chonowski, CEO of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA, who nominated Leitch, said, “Rep. Leitch has been an unwavering, clear voice in the General Assembly on behalf of programs that enrich childrens’ lives.”
“We especially appreciated his efforts to support YMCA’s continuing operation in the areas of day camp and out-of-school time programs.  He has been a true champion and hero for all the human services in Illinois,” Chonowski continued.
The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs represents 46 Corporate YMCAs and serves more than 1.1 million children and adults throughout the state in more than 120 communities.

 “I am very grateful for the work the YMCA’s accomplish and have a special respect for the greater Peoria Family YMCA,” said Rep. Leitch in reaction to the award presentation.

The award was presented during the YMCA’s Annual Advocacy Day in Springfield on April 6th.
####