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State Lawmakers Sue for Paychecks

State Lawmakers Sue for Paychecks

No budget, no pay. That’s been the rallying cry behind the move to put state lawmaker paychecks in the same queue as the rest of the bills making up Illinois’ massive backlog. But six Democratic state representatives contend that forcing lawmakers to wait longer for their paychecks isn’t just illegal, it’s a Republican power play Read More >>

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Morning Spin: Rauner fights with union over $1000 bonuses

Morning Spin: Rauner fights with union over $1000 bonuses

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely. The Republican appeared at Riverdale High School in Port Byron to sign legislation he said will save thousands of jobs by rewarding Exelon for producing carbon-free energy. Read More >>

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Governor’s Export Awards Recipients Announced

Governor’s Export Awards Recipients Announced

CHICAGO – Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce (DCEO) announced the recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Export Awards at an awards ceremony last night. The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement, honoring Illinois companies that have achieved excellence in exporting, as well as organizations that provide export Read More >>

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Caterpillar CEO likes Trump’s business focus, but not anti-trade ‘rhetoric’

Caterpillar CEO likes Trump’s business focus, but not anti-trade ‘rhetoric’

While concerned about some of President-elect Donald Trump‘s “rhetoric” on trade policy, Caterpillar chief executive Doug Oberhelman said Tuesday that he thinks those in the new president’s administration “will use every tool they can get” to promote growth. Click to read more…

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Rauner to sign Exelon bill in Q-C

Rauner to sign Exelon bill in Q-C

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will bring his pen to the Quad-Cities and Clinton, Illinois, on Wednesday to sign a bill that will keep open Exelon nuclear plants in both areas. The Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce confirmed Monday that Rauner is planning a bill-signing ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. The event Read More >>

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New Illinois comptroller on state’s financial crisis: ‘We’re going to get out of this’

New Illinois comptroller on state’s financial crisis: ‘We’re going to get out of this’

Democrat Susana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois comptroller Monday, saying bipartisan agreement is needed to get the state out of its fiscal crisis, but also saying GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “turnaround agenda” shouldn’t be linked to passing a budget. Click to read more…

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Naperville eyes $441 million spending plan

Naperville eyes $441 million spending plan

The cost of living in Naperville increased this year with higher garbage fees, electric rates and a new sales tax. But next year, at least one expense the city controls is expected to stay roughly the same. The city plans to levy the same amount of property taxes it collected this year — $46.1 million Read More >>

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Governor Rauner Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Governor Rauner Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Governor Bruce Rauner, joined by leaders from Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Associated Builders and Contractors and the National Federation of Independent Business, today discussed reforms to create jobs, lower property taxes and improve our schools during an Apprenticeship Town Hall at Ruby Electric. This event was in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week Read More >>

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Country Financial Receives Illinois Job Honor Award

Country Financial Receives Illinois Job Honor Award

A Bloomington man with cerebral palsy and Bloomington-based Country Financial were among honorees at the inaugural Illinois Job Honor Awards ceremony this week in Lisle. The new initiative — recognizing Illinoisans who overcome barriers to employment — is a partnership of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois State Council for the Society for Read More >>

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2015 Holiday Survey Results announced

2015 Holiday Survey Results announced

Every year, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce conducts a survey that evaluates how Illinois employers and their employees will be handling paid holidays in the upcoming year. The Illinois Chamber has compiled the results from its annual paid Holiday Survey for 2015. Click here to see the results. Every year, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Read More >>

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