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26 Nov 2018

Salary history, teacher wage bills to come back next year

During the first week of the Illinois General Assembly’s veto session, lawmakers voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes or amendatory vetoes on dozens of bills. At least two high-profile bills didn’t get override votes the first week: a bill to set a new minimum salary for Illinois school teachers and legislation to prohibit employers from asking for a salary history from job applicants.

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21 Nov 2018

Illinois Supreme Court one step closer to ruling on biometric privacy case

Illinois' highest court heard oral arguments Tuesday relating to biometrics and privacy rights. The question justices are tasked with answering: Are people harmed if they have their biometrics collected without their consent? In 2014, Stacy Rosenbach alleged Six Flags collected her son's fingerprint without her knowledge or consent after she bought him a season pass online.

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14 Nov 2018

What The Business Community Will Focus on As Pritzker Enters The Governor’s Office?

Business in Illinois in recent years has seen it’s ups and downs, but expectations are still high. Steve Grzanich learned about what Todd Maisch (President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce) will be focusing on to help better business in the state and the top 3 things he wants to see change with the new administration.

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Stevenson Crane

Stevenson Crane got its start in 1989. “We had one crane parked in our driveway,” Donna Stevenson, president and founder of the company says. “Now we have over 1,000 pieces of equipment, two locations, and about 70,000 square feet of office/warehouse space. We employ 250 people and we are all local 150 operating engineers. We also have local 136 riggers since we started our rigging division.”

She notes that they chose Illinois as their business location since this is where they have been their whole lives. “Our kids were born here,” Donna says. “We like the ethics and morals of the midwestern people...”

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