Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Steven Blake

Steven Blake

"Rain or shine, hot or cold, I’m out here. My customers tell me they’re so glad I’m back. My presence brings a sense of normalcy back.”

Katie Vandenberg

Katie Vandenberg

"Peoria created an annual pension fee. Homeowners might pay $30-40 annually while commercial owners or landlords might pay $150-250."

Vicki Granacki

Vicki Granacki

“I have good relationships with my tenants, so I do everything I can to help them. My husband and I hoped to pass the building on to our son, yet these taxes put business and property owners in a tough spot.”