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Category Archives: News

Ill. Chamber Invited to Speak at USS ILLINOIS Commissioning Event

Ill. Chamber Invited to Speak at USS ILLINOIS Commissioning Event

Ill. Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch was invited to speak at a commissioning event at Navy Pier for the USS ILLINOIS. It’s a submarine that is expected to be launched in June and commissioned in December of this year. For details and a photo, click on the headline.

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Ill. Chamber Campaign Wins Two National Awards!

Ill. Chamber Campaign Wins Two National Awards!

The Illinois Chamber’s “Foreign Oil Enyart” campaign has just won two awards: “Best Political Rich Media Online Campaign” and “Best Political Online Campaign.” Click the headline to learn more.

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Ill. Chamber Op-Ed on Reboot Illinois Website

Ill. Chamber Op-Ed on Reboot Illinois Website

Reboot Illinois has posted an op-ed piece from Ill. Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch. He is encouraging local business people to join the fight for a pro-business Illinois, and to tell the news media how and why the state should be pro-growth.

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Gov. Rauner Featured at Ill. Chamber Meeting

Gov. Rauner Featured at Ill. Chamber Meeting

Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke to local elected officials and local Chamber executives Wed., March 18 in Springfield at a town hall meeting hosted by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Rauner told the group that when companies around the globe look to move or expand, Illinois needs to be on the list. Click the headline to find the story.

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Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, attended this week’s event which called on Congress to pass immigration reform because of the positive effects on the economy. Illinois Review: Governor, Illinois Congressmen and Faith Leaders to Urge Immigration Reform For more information on immigration and the economy, go the

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Business for Transportation in DC

Business for Transportation in DC

The Illinois Chamber’s Infrastructure Council Executive Director Ben Brockschmidt was in Washington, D.C. late last week along with 41 other state chamber leaders, advocating for federal infrastructure funding. For details and photo, click the headline.

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State of the Budget Statement

State of the Budget Statement

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first State of the Budget speech on Feb. 18, 2015. He called it a “turnaround budget.” Read the Illinois Chamber’s statement and find video of the governor’s speech by clicking on the headline.

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Workers’ Comp Story on WICS-TV (Springfield)

Workers’ Comp Story on WICS-TV (Springfield)

Illinois Chamber’s Employment Law Council chief Jay Shattuck was interviewed by ABC NewsChannel 20 (Springfield) for a more in-depth story on workers’ compensation in Illinois. It’s a major focus for the Chamber.
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Chamber Response to State of the State Speech

Chamber Response to State of the State Speech

WCIA-TV, Champaign, interviewed Ill. Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State speech. One of the issues this spring will be an increase in the state’s minimum wage. Click the headline to get to the story.

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Ill. Chamber Preview of State of the State Speech

Ill. Chamber Preview of State of the State Speech

Reboot Illinois has posted Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch’s take on what the business community wants to hear in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s speech on Wednesday. Click on the headline to get the link.

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