from the office of Illinois State Rep. Anthony Deluca

Release Date: 2/19/2021

Topics Covered:

  • COVID-19 Economic Fallout
  • The Road to Recovery
  • Growth through Private Sector

Inaugural Message

Dear Constituents,

Now that 2020 is behind us and the 102nd Illinois General Assembly has taken the oath of office, there’s no better time to re-examine our overall approach to governing.  Illinois continues to face many challenges which must be dealt with head-on COVID-19 has devastated the health and finances of families and continues to cripple our economy.  To get our state on the road to recovery, the status quo needs a sweeping overhaul.

I’m urging Governor Pritzker to introduce a new ambitious strategy to grow our economy.  We simply cannot tax our way to prosperity and spending cuts alone will not solve our fiscal mess.

We must grow our economy by creating good paying private sector jobs which will also bring in additional revenue to units of government.  Governor Pritzker can enact a pro-growth agenda even if it’s partially achieved through executive order.  If a governor possesses the legal authority to shut down our economy through executive action, they can open and expand it with the same pen.

The Illinois exodus is having huge consequences and we know economic opportunity will attract new families.  A growing economy and population will provide much needed property tax relief by having more taxpayers, not higher taxes on a few.


Illinois 80th District includes portions of:

Townships: Bloom, Crete, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Rich, and Wilton

Municipalities: Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Manhattan, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Symerton University Park, and Wilmington