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Category Archives: News

Todd Maisch, Illinois Chamber President and CEO, Reacts to Near Defeat of Millionaires Tax

Todd Maisch, Illinois Chamber President and CEO, Reacts to  Near Defeat of Millionaires Tax

The millionaires tax was up for a vote in the Illinois House this afternoon, but after more than two hours of debate, it failed to gain enough votes to pass and it was pulled from consideration. To read the Chamber’s statement, click the headline.

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Ill. Chamber Testifies Against Millionaires Tax

Ill. Chamber Testifies Against Millionaires Tax

“After New Jersey implemented its millionaires tax, the state itself came out and estimated it lost $2.4 billion of income as a direct result of tax migration,” said Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. “We think tax migration is going to be a very big issue.”

The House Revenue Committee today passed the millionaires tax, which would add a 3 percent surtax on incomes above $1 million. To read the news story, click on the headline.

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Invitation to Langham Brief: Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

Invitation to Langham Brief: Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

You are invited to attend the next Langham Brief program, entitled Think Asia, Think Hong Kong Thurs., May 14 in Chicago. To read or print the invitation, click the headline.

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Ill. Chamber Joins Groups Advocating for Workers Comp Reform

Ill. Chamber Joins Groups Advocating for Workers Comp Reform

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce joined several other employer groups at a news conference Tues., May 5, 2015 to explain the need for workers’ compensation reform. To read the news release, click the headline.

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Ill. Chamber Pushes for Telecom Re-Write

Ill. Chamber Pushes for Telecom Re-Write

Illinois has a rotary dial law in a modern communications world,” said Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a founding member of the Illinois New Economy & Jobs Coalition, which is made up of 240 organizations from across the state. Click the headlines for details and photo.

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Ill. Chamber Campaign Wins a Third Award!

Ill. Chamber Campaign Wins a Third Award!

The Illinois Chamber’s “Foreign Oil Enyart” campaign just won another award! The Communicator Award 2015 Silver Award of Distinction, Integrated Campaign – Political Category, has been added to the list, along with two awards from the 2015 Internet Advertising Competition Awards. Get details by clicking the headline.

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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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