815-621-0078 eli@elinicolosi.com

★ ★ Proud to Be Active in Our Great Community! ★ ★

This area is where I’ve chosen to raise my family and has always been my home.

I consider myself an optimist (even in Illinois) – so I will continue to step up and serve my community in any way I can!


Minimum Wage Increase Is Bad Economic Policy

You can find this article published with the Rockford Register Star here. The Democrats in the Illinois Legislature are planning to raise the minimum wage through legislation that will mandate an eventual $15 level. The new Governor is endorsing that legislation and will likely sign it into law....
    • Small Business Owner – For more than 18 years,  I have successfully owned and managed Astute Web Group, a web design Internet Marketing firm in Rockford, Illinois.
    • Faithful – I am here by the grace of God alone and feel very blessed in my life.  I may not always succeed, but do my best to keep remembering that simple concept and love everyone around me – no exceptions.
    • Active In The Community – I always do my best to remember those who around me and donate my time and skill to local organizations such as Next Rockford, The Literacy Council, Veterans Drop-In Center, Bridge Ministries, Rockford Rescue Mission, St. James Parish, and more!
    • Conservative – I will work hard to encourage our government to live within our means – thinking outside the box to cut unnecessary spending and lowering taxes to encourage business growth.
    • Open & Transparent – As a web designer, it is easy for me to use online platforms such as web sites and social media to reach out.  Using these tools, I will continue to fight for greater transparency in government.