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Category Archives: News

State of the Budget Statement

State of the Budget Statement

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first State of the Budget speech on Feb. 18, 2015. He called it a “turnaround budget.” Read the Illinois Chamber’s statement and find video of the governor’s speech by clicking on the headline.

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Workers’ Comp Story on WICS-TV (Springfield)

Workers’ Comp Story on WICS-TV (Springfield)

Illinois Chamber’s Employment Law Council chief Jay Shattuck was interviewed by ABC NewsChannel 20 (Springfield) for a more in-depth story on workers’ compensation in Illinois. It’s a major focus for the Chamber.
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Chamber Response to State of the State Speech

Chamber Response to State of the State Speech

WCIA-TV, Champaign, interviewed Ill. Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State speech. One of the issues this spring will be an increase in the state’s minimum wage. Click the headline to get to the story.

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Ill. Chamber Preview of State of the State Speech

Ill. Chamber Preview of State of the State Speech

Reboot Illinois has posted Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch’s take on what the business community wants to hear in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s speech on Wednesday. Click on the headline to get the link.

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Response on Right-to-Work

Response on Right-to-Work

Want to know what the Illinois Chamber thinks about right-to-work laws? Here’s a story that includes Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch on that very issue. Click the headline to see more.

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Illinois Chamber in the Quad Cities

Illinois Chamber in the Quad Cities

Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch spoke to the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Monday, Jan. 26 about business priorities for 2015. Click the headline for links to news stories.

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Congratulations to Chamber Execs Moving to Gov. Rauner’s Staff

Congratulations to Chamber Execs Moving to Gov. Rauner’s Staff

We are pleased that Gov. Bruce Rauner sees so much experience and wisdom in the Illinois Chamber staff that he has tapped three people to join his administration. Connie Beard, formerly the executive director of the Chamber’s Tax Institute, is now the director of the Ill. Department of Revenue. Jennifer Hammer, Healthcare Council, and Alec

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WAND-TV Interviews Chamber’s Todd Maisch

WAND-TV Interviews Chamber’s Todd Maisch

On inauguration day, WAND-TV interviewed Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch about the outlook for the new administration. Click the headline to find the link to the story.

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Chicago Tribune:

Chicago Tribune:

“We will be resisting a minimum wage increase very heavily,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Todd Maisch… Click the headline to find a Chicago Tribune story about business issues for 2015.

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Secure Choice Savings Not Needed

Secure Choice Savings Not Needed

Illinois Chamber on WICS ABC 20, Springfield: The Chamber opposed Secure Choice Savings Program for several reasons: unnecessary mandate, expanded state government, competition with plans readily available in the private sector. Click the headline to get the link.

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