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Illinois Governor and Lt. Governor candidates stop in Rockford

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Bill Brady (R) Bill Brady (R)
Sheila Simon (D) Sheila Simon (D)

ROCKFORD (WREX) - The man who wants to take over as Illinois' governor brings his message to the Rockford area.

Republican Bill Brady says he has plans for creating jobs and balancing the state budget without raising taxes.  Brady wants to eliminate both the estate tax and the sales tax on gasoline.

He says businesses need to know Illinois has long term plans for things like infrastructure, so they'll choose to come here over another state.

"And we will create a council of economic advisors using some of the best and brightest we have in the state to lay out that plan so businesses know that Illinois is open again for business and we're here to stay for the long term," Brady says.

Democrat, Sheila Simon, who's running for Lieutenant Governor with Pat Quinn says Quinn has created jobs and helped businesses grow in Illinois.

"It's not as far as we want to go, because we all know someone who's underemployed or unemployed, so we've got a lot of work to do yet.  But, Ford staying in Illinois and adding 1,200 jobs.  Navistar, staying in Illinois, adding jobs.  Boeing building in Illinois now for the first time," Simon says.

Starting October 10th, we'll have interviews with Simon and other candidates on 13Cares every Sunday morning at 7:30 up until Election Day.

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