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16 Mar 2018

Defending Technology Innovation

Envisioning life without smartphones, high-speed internet, and the excitement of tomorrow's newest technology development is becoming an increasingly distant concept. Businesses have fully integrated technology into their everyday routine. Today, every business is a technology business. Unfortunately, in recent times policymakers have had a tendency to take innovation for granted by proposing new and misguided regulations.

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16 Mar 2018

Illinois Loses Out as Companies Move Out

State politicians love to claim their state is best at something. In Illinois, that's not likely to happen anytime soon, as the state enjoys the ignominious ranking of being No. 1 in outbound moves, according to surveys by two major moving companies. It's not hard to see how the Land of Lincoln earned the dubious honor. Political infighting has led to budget chaos and a state credit rating near junk bond level. Meanwhile, business and property taxes have gone up. Those who have fled the state, taking their businesses and workers with them, are not looking back.

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14 Mar 2018

10 years later, statewide smoking ban is part of everyday life

More than a decade ago, one sight used to be synonymous with bars in Illinois: People sitting with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in another. But in the 10 years since indoor smoking in public was banned statewide, a more common sight is smokers huddled together outside, usually braving the weather, just to get their fix.

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