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    Friday, July 07, 2017
    FY2017 ended June 30 without a budget in place for the State of Illinois. Legislators stayed in Springfield over the holiday weekend in order to negotiate or force through a package to keep state finances a float. Elected officials were facing a mountain of pressure, citizens demanding a budget, bond agencies threatening junk bond status and a federal judge ruling the state must pay an extra ...read more
    Categories: Business News, Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    The United States may be the most successful startup experiment ever launched, complete with the greatest entrepreneurial manifesto (the Declaration of Independence) ever written and the most brilliant business plan (the Constitution) even conceived. Not unlike modern day startups , our nation was founded by a group of innovators who firmly believed they had a better solution to a timeless ...read more
    Categories: Business News, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
     https://www.uschamber.com/above-the-fold/dear-washington-messages-main-street-infrastructure During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign , we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators ...read more
    Categories: Business News, Chamber, Community, Economic
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    As state lawmakers prepare to run up the white flag on enacting a new Illinois budget by tonight's deadline, major business groups are ripping the Democratic-dominated General Assembly for what it has done. In the past two days, measures to establish a $15-an-hour statewide minimum wage, mandate five days of paid sick leave a year and impose a minimum tax on all C-corp businesses have been ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Business News, Political
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Tax Reform Comprehensive tax reform remains a top priority for the congressional GOP majority, the Trump Administration, and the business community, but it will be a complicated, time-consuming process. It’s perhaps the ultimate marathon, not a sprint. Or, if tax reform were the Tour de France , we would be nowhere near the Alps , more at the beginning stages of slowly building ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political