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15 Feb 2018

IL Chamber of Commerce President Maisch calls for policy reforms to boost Illinois economy

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch tried to strike a positive tone on Illinois’ future Tuesday at the City Club of Chicago and laid out a four-point policy plan to boost the state’s economic outlook in 2018. Maisch acknowledged the well-known problems facing the state – unfunded pension liabilities, increasingly high cost-of-living and political gridlock in Springfield – but told audience members those issues obscured the state’s assets. Illinois, Maisch said, has the largest economy in the Midwest, a powerful agricultural sector and a slew of prestigious higher education and research institutions.

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15 Feb 2018

City Club of Chicago: Todd Maisch, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce

President and CEO of the Chamber since 2014, Maisch’s leadership of a team of policy experts, business advocates, and communicators impacts the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of government. His influence has created a network of pro-business advocates both on a state and national level.

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14 Feb 2018

Biz Group blasts Ives New Immigration Ad

A major state business group is taking to task GOP gubernatorial hopeful Jeanne Ives, saying her latest hot-button TV ad is "fundamentally dishonest" on the subject of immigration and immigrants who get into legal trouble. But the Ives campaign is blasting the group as "pro-amnesty" and says it's sticking by her view that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a "leftist sanctuary policy" into law.

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