Powerful union pushes for 'right to work' ban in Illinois

1/23/2020

Hoping to nail shut a door that former Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to pry open, a major state labor group is moving to put Illinois permanently off-limits to efforts to ban so-called union shops in the state. The move is being led by International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, a large, well-funded building-trades group with considerable influence on both sides of the aisle in Springfield.

IL Chamber Membership Survey 2020

1/6/2020

Our member survey is open for 2020. It will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is very important. Thank you in advance!

Illinois green rush: how long can we expect to see high sales?

1/6/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — State officials are touting the first few days of cannabis sales a success, with more than $3 million in sales the first day alone. Day two brought in more than $2 million.

New parking tax brings worries to Chamber of Commerce

1/2/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — You may not know it but starting next week, you're going to start to see higher prices when you pay to park anywhere in Illinois. The state is placing a tax on many parking spaces across Illinois, like parking lots and street parking.