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Illinois Chamber of Commerce President Talks Illinois Budget/ Businesses Leaving State

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President Talks Illinois Budget/ Businesses Leaving State

The President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Todd Maisch, came to Effingham on Friday. We spoke with Maisch regarding the Illinois budget, tax increase, Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto, businesses leaving Illinois, and a service tax. Click here to read more…

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Push on for reform to offset state tax

Push on for reform to offset state tax

One of the participants in a roundtable discussion in Springfield on Aug. 1, Merrill Lynch financial adviser Gary Seitz, told the Illinois Republican to be bold, throw out the current tax code and start from scratch. Click here to read more…

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Biss voting record contradicts key campaign pledge

Biss voting record contradicts key campaign pledge

For a short time, State Senator Daniel Biss (D) stood above a crowded primary field as the only candidate with a voting record on which to run. Now, that voting record appears to cast doubt on one of his cornerstone campaign promises. House Representative Scott Drury (D-Highwood) has since joined into the fray as Democrats

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State Chamber Leader Said Illinois Residents Likely “Stuck” w/Income Tax Hike

State Chamber Leader Said Illinois Residents Likely “Stuck” w/Income Tax Hike

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch says Illinoisans are “likely stuck” with the income tax increase approved by the General Assembly. Maisch spoke at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Luncheon. Click here to read more…

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Congressman pushes for fed tax reform to offset Illinois’ income tax hike

Congressman pushes for fed tax reform to offset Illinois’ income tax hike

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is embarking on a tour to talk federal tax reform, and he’s getting an earful from constituents. One of the participants in the roundtable discussion in Springfield Aug. 1, Merrill Lynch financial adviser Gary Seitz, told Davis to be bold, throw out the current tax code, and start from scratch.

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U.S. Representative To Talk Federal Tax Reform

U.S. Representative To Talk Federal Tax Reform

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is embarking on a tour to talk federal tax reform, and he’s getting an earful from constituents. One of the participants in the roundtable discussion in Springfield Aug.1, Merrill Lynch financial adviser Gary Seitz, told Davis to be bold, throw out the current tax code, and start from scratch. Click

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Workers’ Comp Reform Left Out Of Illinois Budget, Concerning Businesses

Workers’ Comp Reform Left Out Of Illinois Budget, Concerning Businesses

Putting a halt on legislative back-and-forth, Illinois lawmakers have voted to approve a new state budget. But some critics point out that the plan has ignored workers’ compensation reform. Click here to read more…

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Losing Foxconn should be a wake-up call for Illinois

Losing Foxconn should be a wake-up call for Illinois

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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

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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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