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Safety, compliance issues tackled at conference

Safety, compliance issues tackled at conference

Business owners and executives are concerned about ensuring the safety of their employees, maximizing profits, and minimizing their exposure to costly government compliance issues. The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference provides quality, timely, relevant and money saving solutions to address these concerns. This premier once a year 4-day training conference is being held Sept.

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DIANA RAUNER email fallout — SUN-TIMES decries ‘BIGOT IN CHIEF’ — RAUNER to sign EDGE tax bill

DIANA RAUNER email fallout — SUN-TIMES decries ‘BIGOT IN CHIEF’ — RAUNER to sign EDGE tax bill

Good Wednesday morning from Springfield. And Happy Governor’s Day! Unless, of course, you’re the governor. As we reported in Tuesday’s Playbook, the state House won’t try to override the SB1 school funding bill until next week. Democrats instead are setting aside today’s session — coinciding with Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair — to

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Bill Would Return EDGE Tax Credit

Bill Would Return EDGE Tax Credit

It’s on to the governor’s desk with a measure to reinstate a controversial business tax credit after the Senate passed a bill late Sunday, but one opponent says it’s government picking winners and losers. The EDGE tax credit expired back in April. It has been used by previous administrations to give certain businesses incentives for

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Rauner expected to approve Illinois’ revived corporate tax incentives

Rauner expected to approve Illinois’ revived corporate tax incentives

A bill heading for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk would reinstate Illinois’ premier corporate tax incentive program and, some argue, could help the state edge out other Midwestern contenders for projects heavy on job creation. Click here to read more…

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EDGE critic says changes are smoke and mirrors, avoiding real issues

EDGE critic says changes are smoke and mirrors, avoiding real issues

It’s on to the governor’s desk with a measure to reinstate a controversial business tax credit after the Senate passed a bill late Sunday, but one opponent says it’s government picking winners and losers. The EDGE tax credit expired back in April. It has been used by previous administrations to give certain businesses incentives for

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Fuyao earns state Chamber honor

Fuyao earns state Chamber honor

Fuyao Glass North America near Mount Zion is a recipient of an Economic Development in Illinois Award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Illinois Economic Development Association. Click here to read more…

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Senate overrides Rauner school funding veto, but House hurdle remains

Senate overrides Rauner school funding veto, but House hurdle remains

Senate Democrats on Sunday voted to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s veto of a measure to overhaul how tax dollars are parceled out to schools, but a key hurdle in the House remains before checks can be sent to the state’s more than 850 districts. Click here to read more…

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Blast noise to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes, new U.S. study says

Blast noise to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes, new U.S. study says

In a long-awaited report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new measures are needed to prevent Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes. The report says the current defense at the Brandon Road lock in Illinois – an underwater electric barrier – should be beefed up. The Army Corps’ recommended plan would add

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Gov. Rauner signs bill to streamline procurement process

Gov. Rauner signs bill to streamline procurement process

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed Senate Bill 8, a bipartisan bill that makes the state procurement process more efficient and transparent, thus saving money for Illinois taxpayers. Click here to read more…

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Army Corps’ Asian carp plan: Great Lakes fishing vs. Illinois waterways shipping

Army Corps’ Asian carp plan: Great Lakes fishing vs. Illinois waterways shipping

Environmentalists are praising the U.S. Army Corps’ draft plan to fight the spread of invasive species like Asian carp into the Great Lakes.  Some estimates suggest that if the voracious carp were to settle into Lake Michigan, they’d hurt a $7 billion fishing industry. Click here to read more…

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