Skip to content
  • Key Investors
  • Advocate
  • Ameren
  • AT&T
  • BP Logo
  • Cancer Treatment Center Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Cigna
  • ComEd
  • Dynegy
  • exelonshopped
  • Ford Logo
  • General Electric
  • Humana
  • John Deere
  • KPMG
  • MOTOROLA LOGO
  • Norfolk Southern
  • State_Farm_logo
  • United Healthcare

Category Archives: News

Ill. Chamber Praises Collective Bargaining Override Vote

Ill. Chamber Praises Collective Bargaining Override Vote

The Illinois House was unable to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of SB 1229. It would have required an arbitrator to make decisions if state employee union negotiations hit an impasse. This means the Rauner Administration will still be in charge of decision-making in contract talks. Click the headline for more.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

SJ-R Op-Ed about NLRB Move on “Joint Employers”

SJ-R Op-Ed about NLRB Move on “Joint Employers”

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to drastically change the definition of “joint employers.” That spells trouble for businesses across the state and the nation, because franchisees and subcontrators may be legally tied to their franchisers and contractors. Details are in this SJ-R op-ed piece. Read more by clicking the headline

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Hails PSD Signing as a Major Pro-Business Victory

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Hails PSD Signing as a Major Pro-Business Victory

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed SB 1672 into law, creating a process here in Illinois to handle environmental permits. This will help new and expanding companies have a more timely, and physically closer process to apply for such permits. To learn more, click the headline.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Partnership for Open & Fair Skies Calls on Obama Admin. to Level Playing Field

Partnership for Open & Fair Skies Calls on Obama Admin. to Level Playing Field

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is one of multiple groups joining the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies as it calls on Pres. Barack Obama to re-evaluate subsidies to Gulf carriers that give an unfair advantage to those carriers, while leaving U.S. airlines and American jobs at a disadvantage. To read the full news release, click the headline

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Mitsubishi to Close; How Does Ill. Stop More Job Losses?

Mitsubishi to Close; How Does Ill. Stop More Job Losses?

Mitsubishi will close in Normal, meaning 1,200 jobs lost. What’s the problem? “I think it’s one that is readily fixable if we can just get parties from both sides to say this is about jobs,” said Todd Maisch, president and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. It’s critical for the Illinois economy and job market that state leaders return our state to a business-friendly climate. Click the headline to find the link to the story.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Ill. Chamber Announces Edie Award Winners

Ill. Chamber Announces Edie Award Winners

The Illinois Chamber, in conjunction with the Illinois Economic Development Association and sponsor ComEd, is proud to announce the winners of the Economic Development in Illinois (Edie) Awards:

St. Nicholas Brewing Co.
Horizon Pharma
Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Co.
Practice Velocity
Shops and Lofts at 47.
Click the headline for details!

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Endorsement of Darin LaHood for Congress

Endorsement of Darin LaHood for Congress

The Illinois Chamber endorses Darin LaHood, a current Illinois State Senator, for the 18th Congressional District seat. He appreciates the need for a robust economy and the benefits of growth to his district and the nation in general. Read the release by clicking the headline.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

WBGZ-AM, Alton, Airs Interview with Ill. Chamber

WBGZ-AM, Alton, Airs Interview with Ill. Chamber

The Illinois Chamber has been vocal about the need for the State of Illinois to enact a robust, multi-year transportation infrastructure plan. Roads and bridges need work, and the best way to do that is with a multi-year commitment. To hear the radio story, click the headline.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Op-Ed on Need for Transportation Investment

Op-Ed on Need for Transportation Investment

“Imagine a state transportation funding plan with little state funding.” Illinois roads will soon reach a point where two in five miles of roads will be in unacceptable condition. To read the op-ed piece in the State Journal-Register, Springfield, click the headline.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this

Workers’ Comp Amendments Before Ill. House Committee

Workers’ Comp Amendments Before Ill. House Committee

“This is anti-reform,” Maisch said. “This is taking a bad system and making it worse. They will actually add costs to the workers’ compensation system.”

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch was interviewed for a story about the latest workers’ compensation amendments that are billed as reform, but which would not help the state’s businesses deal with high workers’ compensation costs. To see the story, click on the headline.

Share this:

Read & Discuss »
Print this