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Dan Wagner installed as President-elect of Illinois Realtors

Dan Wagner installed as President-elect of Illinois Realtors

Realtor Dan Wagner has been installed as the 2018 President-elect of Illinois Realtors. Wagner is the senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance organizations. Click here to read more…

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Oak Brook Chamber plans leadership forum

Oak Brook Chamber plans leadership forum

The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Legislative Leadership Forum from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 17 This large breakfast event will be presented at the Drury Lane Theater & Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oak Ballroom, Oakbrook Terrace. Click here to read more…

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Capitol Connection: Chamber of Commerce President Todd Maisch talks about Governor Rauner’s trip overseas.

Capitol Connection: Chamber of Commerce President Todd Maisch talks about Governor Rauner’s trip overseas.

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Taxed in Haste

Taxed in Haste

In the waning days of the Spring Session, the Illinois General Assembly passed surprising legislation, permanently increasing the state’s individual income tax rate to five percent and the corporate income tax rate to seven percent—that’s right; permanent. Early versions of the legislation (SB-9) contained temporary tax rate increases. However, one of the last amendments to

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Illinois Business, Agriculture Leaders Discuss International Trade

Illinois Business, Agriculture Leaders Discuss International Trade

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Gov. Rauner Talks of His Asian Trip in Search of New Jobs, and EDGE Tax Credit Expansion

Gov. Rauner Talks of His Asian Trip in Search of New Jobs, and EDGE Tax Credit Expansion

Chicago, September 18, 2017 ––  Gov Rauner said his trip to Asia was very successful, and that he had a number of great conversations with business leaders in Japan. He noted that more than 50,000 Illinois jobs are tied with trade with Japan. But when asked if he had received any firm commitments from Asian firms

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“I think we can definitely be in the game” Todd Maisch on the possibility of Amazon’s new headquarters coming to Chicago

“I think we can definitely be in the game” Todd Maisch on the possibility of Amazon’s new headquarters coming to Chicago

Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, joins Rick on the phone to discuss the state’s current business climate and the contest to get Amazon’s 2nd headquarters. Click here to listen more…

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Morning Spin: Rauner administration creating staff teams following summer shake-up

Morning Spin: Rauner administration creating staff teams following summer shake-up

Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s administration on Thursday announced it would start organizing its staff into groups of policy experts, the latest move in an office that went through a high-profile shake-up earlier this year. The first group will focus on economics. Rauner made Illinois’ economic health a key priority of his first-term agenda, but he’s spent much

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After long delay, governor assumes role of Rauner the recruiter

After long delay, governor assumes role of Rauner the recruiter

Before Bruce Rauner was elected governor, he crisscrossed the state touting his business acumen and vowing to travel the world on his “own dime” to recruit companies and spur investment in Illinois. When then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched a campaign to poach companies from Illinois, Rauner said his fellow Republican was just “doing his job”

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Why not Illinois?

Why not Illinois?

Amazon is at the point where whatever it does makes news – including announce it wants to build a second headquarters. Illinois, says one business leader, should have a better-than-average shot. Click here to read more…

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