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Editorial: Ford gets a lesson in Chicago muscle

Editorial: Ford gets a lesson in Chicago muscle

Why did Ald. Daniel Solis stall a business that wants to put people to work? August 27, 2013 If you wonder why this jobs-hungry city has a reputation as a hard place to do business, read on. Looks to us like developers of a big Ford dealership planned for the North Side got tutored in Read More >>

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‘Obamacare’ rollout: Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce tells members how to deal with Affordable Care Act

‘Obamacare’ rollout: Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce tells members how to deal with Affordable Care Act

The group of experts and local business owners met on Aug. 22 in the Morton Grove Library. After a short presentation describing the Affordable Care Act, courtesy of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the panel gave advice to the local businesses.

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Jacksonville chamber sponsoring health-care reform workshop

Jacksonville chamber sponsoring health-care reform workshop

The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a workshop on the Affordable Care Act from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber, 155 W. Morton Ave.

Laura Minzer of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce will discuss coverage options, including state insurance exchanges and how employers can assist employees.

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Darlene Senger receives award at Naperville Chamber luncheon

Darlene Senger receives award at Naperville Chamber luncheon

Illinois State Representative Darlene Senger of Naperville received the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Champion of Free Enterprise Award at a Monday Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce lunch.

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Durbin at Wheaton College: Immigration Bill Needed for Economy and Security

Durbin at Wheaton College: Immigration Bill Needed for Economy and Security

“We cannot wait,” the Daily Herald quoted Doug Whitley, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, saying at the meeting “This is not something to delay on. That’s the message we’re trying to push harder and harder… We all know the system is broken. We all know it needs to be fixed. We sent members of Congress to Washington to fix the problems. And this Congress must fix this problem.”

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Illinois GOP Weighs In On Immigration Overhaul

Illinois GOP Weighs In On Immigration Overhaul

Cross says the group is promoting what many citizens are saying about the issue, not to mention the many business groups that have spoken out about immigration in the U.S.

“You have business groups like the Illinois Farm Bureau, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and Caterpillar. You have faith leaders coming together,” Cross said.

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Letter: Illinois Chamber head pushes for pension reform

Letter: Illinois Chamber head pushes for pension reform

To the Editor: Taxpayers should be watching with great interest the ongoing work of the special committee of the Illinois General Assembly wrestling with the tough, but essential issue of pension reform. While we are encouraged by early reports of the committee’s work, it does not dent the frustration of millions of Illinoisans who believe Read More >>

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Complexity of Affordable Care Act makes small businesses defensive

Complexity of Affordable Care Act makes small businesses defensive

But all small businesses will be affected by changes that the ACA is making in the way insurance is priced, Minzer said. Those changes could boost or reduce insurance rates for small businesses, depending on the makeup of their work forces.

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Illinois’ marketplace portal costing $155 million

Illinois’ marketplace portal costing $155 million

Whether all enrollees in these situations will have to repay subsidies they received, or whether forgiveness will be offered the first few years, are unanswered questions, according to Laura Minzer, executive director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Council.

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Shortfall in gas taxes means new ways needed to fund street projects

Shortfall in gas taxes means new ways needed to fund street projects

“The proposal consciously recognizes that local roads deserve a dedicated revenue stream from the state to be used for the ongoing maintenance of the existing system,” said Doug Whitley, president and CEO of Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

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