It's no secret Illinois has financial troubles. The state's credit score is the worst in the nation. Governor Pat Quinn says our pension crisis grows $17 million a day. One organization, Reboot Illinois, says turning this mess around starts with you.
Reboot Illinois leaders want you to take responsibility by educating yourself on state issues and then hold your lawmakers accountable. The organization's made up of journalists with decades of experience behind them. They use social media to update citizens on where Illinois is at in four major areas, state finances, business climate & job market, education and government transparency. When you sign up on Reboot Illinois' website, you'll receive alerts each weekday on these four areas. Reboot Illinois leaders get their information from an aggregation company, which has access to news stories across the state, and sends that full list of articles on those four topics each day in an email to Reboot Illinois organizers.
"If more of us get together and spend a little bit of time educating ourselves and talking about this, talking to our friends and neighbors, family members, the more people we can get together on these issues the more power we'll have." -says Reboot Illinois Chief Operating Officer Madeleine Doubek.
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