The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has named State Representative David McSweeney a Champion of Free Enterprise. It is given to the types of lawmakers who will encourage investment in Illinois and help it become more competitive with other states. The Champion of Free Enterprise Award is awarded biennially to recognize Illinois Senators and Representatives who have committed to support and defend the employers of Illinois and support the policies of a free enterprise system to help Illinois’ economy grow and prosper. In order to be eligible for the award a lawmaker must have received an average of at least 85% positive voting record as rated in the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating, which is published at the end of each session. The ratings are based on votes on key business legislation selected for their impact on the business community.