ROCKFORD State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, has published a new online resource for parents, donors and organizations interested in Illinois’ new School Scholarship Tax Credit by providing information about the process and rules concerning the Invest in Kids Act on his official state website, Constituents can access the information by clicking on the “Invest in Kids” icon on the homepage.

“I encourage everyone in our community interested in this program to check my website regularly for information, updates and resources about how to maximize our ability to get the most out of this opportunity and truly invest in kids,” Representative Sosnowski said. "My office is working with the Illinois Department of Revenue to keep local stakeholders and interested donors informed about how this new scholarship tax credit will open doors for students from all walks of life to access excellent schools and allow parents to choose which type of education best fits their family.”

Illinois enacted the Invest In Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program in 2017. This program offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). The SGOs then provide scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, non-public schools in Illinois.
ROCKFORD State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, announced today that the State of Illinois has approved the release of $11 Million in grant funding owed to reimburse Rock Valley College for the renovation and expansion of the Classroom Building I at the Mulford Road campus. Work on the project began in May 2014 but stalled when the State froze capital spending in July 2015. 

"I am very excited about what this grant funding means for the continued growth of Rock Valley College as they train the workforce that is the backbone of our region’s economy,” Representative Sosnowski said. “Rock Valley College is an integral leader in preparing a new generation of students and young professionals for career success; making our community a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

“We are thankful to Representative Sosnowski, the state legislative delegation, the Governor’s office, and the Illinois Community College Board for their help in getting these funds released to reimburse the College for the Classroom Building I project that was recently completed to better serve our students and our community,” said Dr. Doug Jensen, President of Rock Valley College.