Governor Signs Rep. Hays’ Property Tax Protections for Storm Damaged Businesses

Governor Pat Quinn traveled to Gifford  to sign into law new property tax protections for businesses needing to repair or rebuild after storms, said State Representative Chad Hays, the measure’s chief House sponsor.

Senate Bill 3259, guided through the House by Rep. Hays and the Senate by Sen. Mike Frerichs, will cap assessed valuation increases on storm damaged businesses to no more than 4% per year for 15 years. Representative Hays said Eric and Justin Rademacher, the owners of Rademacher Building Center in Gifford, brought to his attention the need to add damaged businesses to the property tax protections already on the books for owners of homes damaged by storms.

 “For many owners of storm-damaged businesses, providing protection from massive, new construction-related tax increases can mean the difference between rebuilding or going out of business. These protections are vital for local businesses, and it’s very appropriate that the Governor signed them into law at the Rademacher Building Center in Gifford which is currently being rebuilt after a devastating tornado last fall,” said Representative Hays.


Chad Hays Named DACC Distinguished Alumnus

State Representative Chad D. Hays is proud to be a community college graduate and says he’ll “talk about it to whomever will listen; I never miss an opportunity to talk about community colleges – from the house floor to the rotary club.”

Rep. Hays completed an Associate of Science degree at Danville Area Community College in 1983. He is the 2014 DACC Distinguished Alumnus and is the College’s nominee for the statewide honor from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

“Danville Area Community College has had a profound and lasting impact on my life, my family, and my constituents,” he stated. “DACC was a high quality affordable conduit to higher education for me.”

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Hays Invites Job-seekers and Employers to the DACC Career Connections Job Fair

State Representative Chad Hays is inviting all area job-seekers and employers who have positions to fill to connect at the DACC Career Connections Jobs Fair, April 16th at Danville Community College.

“Our communities continue to struggle with high unemployment, but we do have jobs available that are going unfilled,” said Representative Hays (R-Catlin). “This Jobs Fair is a great way to connect local job seekers with available positions that may be a good fit.”

The Career Connections Jobs Fair is co-hosted by Danville Area Community College, Vermilion Advantage, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Representative Hays and State Senator Mike Frerichs:


DACC Career Connections Job Fair

Wednesday, April 16

9:00AM to 1:00PM

Mary Miller Gymnasium, DACC


To register, go to Rep. Hays’ website at,

or Sen. Frerichs’ website at


“Job seekers should dress to impress and bring their resumes,” Representative Hays said. “I encourage everyone who is looking for a job, or looking to hire, to register at my or Senator Frerichs’ website and join us on the 16th.”

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