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Todd Maisch: Illinois Chamber of Commerce supports pragmatic change to environmental regulations

Todd Maisch: Illinois Chamber of Commerce supports pragmatic change to environmental regulations

Every Illinois family, business and manufacturer benefits from access to reliable, efficiently produced power. Over the past several months, the state of Illinois has been considering a rule proposed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency that would reduce overall allowable emissions and enact a new statewide cap from several power plants throughout central and southern Read More >>

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Federal tax reform will benefit Illinois

Federal tax reform will benefit Illinois

Now that 2018 is here, it’s appropriate to recognize how big a win federal tax reform will be for Illinois’ economy. For the first time in a generation, Congress has made changes to our tax code that both parties have advocated for years. While our view and the governor’s view of the tax law does Read More >>

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Travelers deserve modern air traffic control now

Travelers deserve modern air traffic control now

As the nation readies for one of the busiest travel periods of the year, now is the perfect time to ask Congress “Why is the United States the last developed country in the world to finally upgrade from 1950s air traffic control (ATC) technology?” Think about it as you are sitting in an airport waiting Read More >>

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Sangamon County’s population declines by 2,500 in five years

Sangamon County’s population declines by 2,500 in five years

A report released by a moving company finds residents are moving out of Illinois faster than they’re moving in and county officials said a similar trend is being seen in Sangamon County. “In the last four or five years, we’ve lost about 2,500 residents in Sangamon County,” Sangamon County Administrator Brian McFadden said. “That represents Read More >>

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New work comp battle erupts

New work comp battle erupts

Business groups are howling over a move to undo a key portion of reforms in the state’s workers’ compensation system pushed through by ex-Gov. Pat Quinn, reforms that have begun to make Illinois’ rates somewhat more competitive with those in other states. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission is scheduled to vote Dec. 20 on a Read More >>

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Beiser bids farewell, Bristow brings greetings

Beiser bids farewell, Bristow brings greetings

On the heels of Dan Beiser’s announcement Dec. 17 that he was vacating the seat he has held as the 111th District state representative for the past 13 years, Monica Bristow was sworn in to fill the vacancy the next day. Bristow, a Democrat from Godfrey, had already announced her candidacy for the position after Read More >>

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Is Brandon Road Lock and Dam wall in Joliet a feasible Asian Carp solution?

Is Brandon Road Lock and Dam wall in Joliet a feasible Asian Carp solution?

There’s a proposed wall that several State’s officials would like to see built and likely will be part of a congressional and national debate in 2019. This wall is proposed for Joliet, with a $5.9 million price tag, to close down the lock at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam.   Click here for more…

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Official with Oak Brook’s Inland earns CRE honor

Official with Oak Brook’s Inland earns CRE honor

Illinois REALTOR® Dan Wagner, of Wheaton, Illinois, was honored with the National Association of REALTORS® Commercial Award for his work on behalf of the real estate industry in Chicago. Wagner, who is president-elect of Illinois REALTORS® and senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, was saluted Read More >>

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Borek: Significant investment, job creation generated in 2017

Borek: Significant investment, job creation generated in 2017

This year was highly productive for investment and job creation in DeKalb County. Capital expenditures exceeded $135 million, and more than 430,000 square feet of industrial space was developed. This development resulted in the creation of 800 new jobs for the second year in a row, the highest levels in a decade. These recent employment Read More >>

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Durbin rallying support for Dream Act

Durbin rallying support for Dream Act

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday said he is “hopeful but not confident” that Congress will pass the Dream Act and create a path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Durbin, the second-ranking Senate Democrat and a top sponsor of the bipartisan bill, is encouraging his colleagues to Read More >>

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