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Deposition transcript: Karmeier testifies he had no knowledge of State Farm support in ’04 election

Deposition transcript: Karmeier testifies he had no knowledge of State Farm support in ’04 election

State Farm, defending a claim that it corrupted the Illinois Supreme Court by securing the election of Justice Lloyd Karmeier in 2004, has filed two bits of a deposition swearing he knew nothing of support from State Farm. Plaintiffs seeking $10 billion from State Farm in U. S. district court deposed Karmeier in March 2016,

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Breen measure removes e-filing fees for non-profits, businesses

Breen measure removes e-filing fees for non-profits, businesses

Illinois businesses and non-profits will no longer be charged a fee for electronically filing paperwork with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, according to a press release from Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard). “I was shocked to learn that businesses and nonprofits were being charged an automatic ‘expedited service fee’ of $25, $50 or more on

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Romeoville wins state chamber economic award

Romeoville wins state chamber economic award

Romeoville once again finds itself the winner of an Edie award, which is presented by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA). The Edies honor outstanding economic development projects completed in the calendar year of 2016 that bring jobs, growth and prosperity to Illinois communities. Click here to

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Safety, compliance issues tackled at conference

Safety, compliance issues tackled at conference

Business owners and executives are concerned about ensuring the safety of their employees, maximizing profits, and minimizing their exposure to costly government compliance issues. The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference provides quality, timely, relevant and money saving solutions to address these concerns. This premier once a year 4-day training conference is being held Sept.

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DIANA RAUNER email fallout — SUN-TIMES decries ‘BIGOT IN CHIEF’ — RAUNER to sign EDGE tax bill

DIANA RAUNER email fallout — SUN-TIMES decries ‘BIGOT IN CHIEF’ — RAUNER to sign EDGE tax bill

Good Wednesday morning from Springfield. And Happy Governor’s Day! Unless, of course, you’re the governor. As we reported in Tuesday’s Playbook, the state House won’t try to override the SB1 school funding bill until next week. Democrats instead are setting aside today’s session — coinciding with Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair — to

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Bill Would Return EDGE Tax Credit

Bill Would Return EDGE Tax Credit

It’s on to the governor’s desk with a measure to reinstate a controversial business tax credit after the Senate passed a bill late Sunday, but one opponent says it’s government picking winners and losers. The EDGE tax credit expired back in April. It has been used by previous administrations to give certain businesses incentives for

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Rauner expected to approve Illinois’ revived corporate tax incentives

Rauner expected to approve Illinois’ revived corporate tax incentives

A bill heading for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk would reinstate Illinois’ premier corporate tax incentive program and, some argue, could help the state edge out other Midwestern contenders for projects heavy on job creation. Click here to read more…

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EDGE critic says changes are smoke and mirrors, avoiding real issues

EDGE critic says changes are smoke and mirrors, avoiding real issues

It’s on to the governor’s desk with a measure to reinstate a controversial business tax credit after the Senate passed a bill late Sunday, but one opponent says it’s government picking winners and losers. The EDGE tax credit expired back in April. It has been used by previous administrations to give certain businesses incentives for

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Fuyao earns state Chamber honor

Fuyao earns state Chamber honor

Fuyao Glass North America near Mount Zion is a recipient of an Economic Development in Illinois Award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Illinois Economic Development Association. Click here to read more…

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Senate overrides Rauner school funding veto, but House hurdle remains

Senate overrides Rauner school funding veto, but House hurdle remains

Senate Democrats on Sunday voted to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s veto of a measure to overhaul how tax dollars are parceled out to schools, but a key hurdle in the House remains before checks can be sent to the state’s more than 850 districts. Click here to read more…

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