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Category Archives: News

Congratulations to Chamber Execs Moving to Gov. Rauner’s Staff

Congratulations to Chamber Execs Moving to Gov. Rauner’s Staff

We are pleased that Gov. Bruce Rauner sees so much experience and wisdom in the Illinois Chamber staff that he has tapped three people to join his administration. Connie Beard, formerly the executive director of the Chamber’s Tax Institute, is now the director of the Ill. Department of Revenue. Jennifer Hammer, Healthcare Council, and Alec

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WAND-TV Interviews Chamber’s Todd Maisch

WAND-TV Interviews Chamber’s Todd Maisch

On inauguration day, WAND-TV interviewed Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch about the outlook for the new administration. Click the headline to find the link to the story.

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Chicago Tribune:

Chicago Tribune:

“We will be resisting a minimum wage increase very heavily,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Todd Maisch… Click the headline to find a Chicago Tribune story about business issues for 2015.

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Secure Choice Savings Not Needed

Secure Choice Savings Not Needed

Illinois Chamber on WICS ABC 20, Springfield: The Chamber opposed Secure Choice Savings Program for several reasons: unnecessary mandate, expanded state government, competition with plans readily available in the private sector. Click the headline to get the link.

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Southern Illinoisan Article: State takes aim at tax return scam

Southern Illinoisan Article: State takes aim at tax return scam

Chamber Tax Institute Exec. Dir. Connie Beard was quoted in this Southern Illinoisan news article about the shorter deadline for companies to submit W-2s to the Ill. Dept. of Revenue. Click on the headline to find the link to the story.

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Lock and Dam User Fees Announced, Chamber Supports

Lock and Dam User Fees Announced, Chamber Supports

“That’s absolutely vital. It puts people to work; it makes the economy work,” Maisch said. The Chamber president and CEO was quoted at a news conference Friday, Dec. 6 during which U.S. Rep Aaron Schock detailed a new way to raise some of the money necessary to fix and expand the state’s aging, crumbling locks and dams. Click headline to read news story.

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Statement on Passing of Judy Baar Topinka

Statement on Passing of Judy Baar Topinka

The Chamber extends its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Judy Baar Topinka. She will be missed. Click on the headline to read the Chamber’s statement.

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2014 All Council Meeting

2014 All Council Meeting

The Illinois Chamber hosted its first All Council Meeting on Friday, Nov. 21 at Blue Cross Blue Sheild in Chicago. Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch welcomed Gov-elect Bruce Rauner, and Rauner told the crowd that his priority is getting Illinois back on its feet so that it can be the economic powerhouse it once was.

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Illinois Healthy Worksite Designations

Illinois Healthy Worksite Designations

The Illinois Healthy Worksite program, for which the Illinois Chamber is a sponsor, has awarded 42 companies or organizations with a Healthy Worksite Designation. Chamber member Exelon was one of the Gold Level winners to be honored at a ceremony in Springfield.

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Union money has business leaders telling IL GOP voters to know the messenger

Union money has business leaders telling IL GOP voters to know the messenger

“Organized labor (is) coming in with huge dollars, trying to influence Republican voters,” Todd Maisch, executive vice president of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, told Illinois Watchdog.
Maisch singled out two groups with Republican sounding names that are running TV commercials or mailing attack ads to voters.

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