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Business and tech groups say geolocation is unnecessary and will confuse consumers

Business and tech groups say geolocation is unnecessary and will confuse consumers

The sponsor of a bill that has passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly and would require apps to obtain user consent before collecting or using geolocation data said it’s an important privacy issue. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, however, said it would open even small businesses up to a lot of lawsuits, while tech Read More >>

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Investors will go back to flying past Illinois if tax passes, finance pro says

Investors will go back to flying past Illinois if tax passes, finance pro says

Now that investors are finally looking at opportunities in Illinois, the Democrats in the Senate want to shut them out, Maura O’Hara, executive director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, told the Chicago City Wire recently.   Click here to read more…

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Region’s rural businesses can speak up and be heard in Washington State of Illinois

Region’s rural businesses can speak up and be heard in Washington State of Illinois

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From rock-ribbed conservative to “traitor” with one vote

From rock-ribbed conservative to “traitor” with one vote

Tyler Diers of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, visited Highland to present the Champion of Free Enterprise Award to Rep. Charlie Meier at Windows on Broadway with Highland Chamber Members and business leaders in attendance. The award acknowledges state legislators who recognize the importance of free enterprise and who agree with pro-business legislative policies to Read More >>

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Illinois House Democrats Propose Own Budget Plan

Illinois House Democrats Propose Own Budget Plan

Illinois lawmakers have a new spending plan to consider, the state’s four top legislators privately met for the second time this year, and Democrats are prepared to advance a series of plans that respond to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “turnaround agenda” wish list. Click here to read more…

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NAACP Supports Bill that Favors Life Insurance Beneficiaries Over Companies

NAACP Supports Bill that Favors Life Insurance Beneficiaries Over Companies

The Peoria Chapter of the NAACP is endorsing a piece of legislation that would require life insurance companies to pay out death benefits that have been unclaimed since the year 2000. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs stopped in Peoria Tues. to join NAACP chapter president Rev. Marvin Hightower for a press conference touting measure, HB Read More >>

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ALDERMEN push CHICAGO WORKER protections — MADIGAN’s budget — Does GOP ‘owe Pat QUINN an apology’?

ALDERMEN push CHICAGO WORKER protections — MADIGAN’s budget — Does GOP ‘owe Pat QUINN an apology’?

WORKER PAY ISSUES IN CHICAGO — This morning in City Hall, a coalition of Chicago aldermen, members of labor unions and community groups are holding a news conference today to introduce “landmark workers rights legislation” called the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance. The legislation targets issues around scheduling practices and would require that employers give workers Read More >>

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Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch

Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch

Joey McLaughlin talks with the President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Todd Maisch about some improvement on latest budget proposal. Watch and Listen here…

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Location tracking sparks debate at the Capitol

Location tracking sparks debate at the Capitol

ILLINOIS — It’s your daily go-to and where many spend countless hours of their time but what you may not realize is what’s going on right beneath your fingers. “When an app or company knows where you are or where you’re going what you’re doing who you’re hanging out with, they’re getting access to the Read More >>

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Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms

Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms

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