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Category Archives: News

Bloomington Pantagraph: Thousands protest Rauner’s call to change labor laws

Bloomington Pantagraph: Thousands protest Rauner’s call to change labor laws

Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call for changes to collective bargaining policies.

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Illinois Chamber Issues Union Rally Statement

Illinois Chamber Issues Union Rally Statement

Thousands of union workers rallied at the Capitol this week to protest the lack of a budget. But the Illinois Chamber wants to see pro-growth reforms that will help solve the budget crisis. See the Chamber’s statement here.

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2016 U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rules Statement

2016 U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rules Statement

The U.S. Dept. of Labor issued the overtime rules today. It’s already putting a crunch on businesses, and it’s not the salary boom that was promised. Here’s the Illinois Chamber’s official statement.

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‘Lockbox Amendment’ Could Prevent Sweep of State’s Road Funds

‘Lockbox Amendment’ Could Prevent Sweep of State’s Road Funds

As financial struggles continue in Illinois, many taxpayers are taking an interest in where their money goes. For years, taxpayers have wondered why roads aren’t being repaired and why bridges aren’t being fixed.

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Illinois voters to see road fund amendment on Nov 8 ballot

Illinois voters to see road fund amendment on Nov 8 ballot

Illinois voters will get a chance to consider a constitutional amendment aimed at preventing funds collected for transportation projects being used for other purposes.

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Transportation Funding Could Get Constitutional Protection

Transportation Funding Could Get Constitutional Protection

Legislators have ratified an amendment to the Illinois constitution but it’s up to voters whether the provision will be enshrined in state law. Over the years, when lawmakers have been short on cash for state needs, they’ve dipped into funds that are supposed to pay for infrastructure. The idea is to put an end to that practice.

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Their View: Let’s guarantee that Illinois road money is used for roads

Their View: Let’s guarantee that Illinois road money is used for roads

Asking Illinois taxpayers to pay more to support investments in the roads and bridges on which they travel every day is a real challenge, as evidenced by the recent attention given to proposals to increase the state gas tax and to ask drivers to pay for the miles they travel. The state’s ongoing budget stalemate is doing nothing to ease taxpayer frustration.

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Five Illinois projects win ‘Edie’ economic development awards

Five Illinois projects win ‘Edie’ economic development awards

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) have announced the five winners of “Edies,” the Economic Development in Illinois awards.

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Edie Award Winners Announced

Edie Award Winners Announced

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Illinois
Economic Development Association (IEDA), is releasing the names of the winners of the eighth
annual Economic Development in Illinois Awards – the Edies. Both groups are grateful to have
ComEd again serve as the sponsor of the Edie Awards.

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Maisch & Kleinik: Tax dollars need to be used to fix infrastructures

Maisch & Kleinik: Tax dollars need to be used to fix infrastructures

Asking Illinois taxpayers to pay more to support investments in the roads and bridges they travel on every day is a real challenge, as evidenced by the recent attention given to proposals to increase the state gas tax and to ask drivers to pay for the miles they travel.

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