Democrats say Illinois taxpayers and businesses would benefit from billions of dollars in investment and thousands of new jobs under President Barack Obama's proposed jobs plan.
The Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee on Friday released state-by-state analyses of the potential impact of Obama's American Jobs Act.
It says 260,000 Illinois businesses would receive a payroll tax cut while cuts to workers' payroll taxes would save a typical Illinois household around $1,640.
The analysis also says tens of thousands of jobs would be created or saved in Illinois through more than $4.5 billion in investments in transit projects, school construction and refurbishing vacant and foreclosed homes. There'd also be more money for police, firefighters and teachers.
Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin praises the plan. Republican Sen. Mark Kirk wants more details.