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Land of Lincoln Health Chosen as Illinois’ Health Insurance Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan

Land of Lincoln Health Chosen as Illinois’ Health Insurance Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan

“Land of Lincoln Health offers a new and vital option for small employers who will be pursuing group health coverage for their employees in this new world of health insurance in 2014,” said Laura Minzer, executive director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Council and member of the Land of Lincoln Health Formation Board. “Availability of choice is a very important element to the small group health insurance market and consumer oriented and operated plans present the employer community with a great opportunity to address rising health care costs.”

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Corporate Tax Disclosure Bill Could Trigger Lawsuit

Corporate Tax Disclosure Bill Could Trigger Lawsuit

With that in mind, Maisch at the Chamber of Commerce argues that SB282 is “a total breach of privacy” and that Cullerton made an “arbitrary political decision to single out publicly traded companies.”

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Study: New shale gas production could mean Illinois jobs

Study: New shale gas production could mean Illinois jobs

The New Albany Shale formation in southern Illinois could produce anywhere from a few thousand jobs to more than 40,000 jobs, but too little is known about the formation to be sure, according to a study paid for by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

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Fracking could have billion-dollar impact on Illinois: study

Fracking could have billion-dollar impact on Illinois: study

Hydraulic fracturing in Southern Illinois has the potential to create more than 47,000 jobs and more than $9.5 billion in economic impact, according to a study released Thursday by the Illinois Chamber Foundation.

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Study: Many unknowns but gas could mean Ill. jobs

Study: Many unknowns but gas could mean Ill. jobs

A new study paid for by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says the New Albany Shale formation in southern Illinois could generate more than 40,000 jobs and $9 billion for the state if natural gas exploration and production take off. But the future and the formation are too unknown to be sure.

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Study Urges $2B In Annual Spending To Improve Local Mass Transit

Study Urges $2B In Annual Spending To Improve Local Mass Transit

A new study by DePaul University advises at least $2 billion a year in spending is needed for the Chicago area’s mass transit system, to avoid a meltdown of the aging network.

WBBM Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports the study – commissioned by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce – calls for at least $2 billion in investments in public transportation infrastructure each year to modernize and update the CTA and Metra.

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Business groups gear up for fight against tax change

Business groups gear up for fight against tax change

But the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturers Association say the information should stay secret because it could put companies at a competitive disadvantage.

“It’s just a tool for an anti-corporate, anti-employer agenda that we think is going to make Illinois that much less attractive to employers from across the nation,” Chamber vice president Todd Maisch said.

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Study: Squeeze on spending could lead to mass-transit meltdown

Study: Squeeze on spending could lead to mass-transit meltdown

“I think it’s a crime that an international city like Chicago does not have 20-minute train service between downtown and O’Hare,” Whitley said. “Year in, year out transportation investment must happen to keep Chicago a world-class city and Illinois a competitive state.”

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Corporate Tax Disclosure Bill Could Trigger Lawsuit

Corporate Tax Disclosure Bill Could Trigger Lawsuit

However, if opponents cannot shoot down the bill in the General Assembly they might sue, arguing that SB282 violates the privacy rights of corporations. “A court challenge is probably pretty likely” if the bill becomes law, says Todd Maisch, vice president for government affairs at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, which is lobbying against the legislation.

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