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Q&A: Illinois Chamber of Commerce on tariffs

With the talk of tariffs headlining business news lately, Illinois Business Daily reached out to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for their thoughts.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce head sees hope for state budget

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch remains hopeful that the state will come to an agreement on the budget.

Chicago accused of money grab over new pharma rep regulations

New regulations, including a registration fee, covering drug company representatives that were passed by the city of Chicago focus on raising money, not tackling the opioid abuse crisis, industry representatives argue.

Illinois waterways responsible for 1.7 million jobs, study shows

Illinois waterways contribute to more than 1.7 million jobs and $102.5 billion in wages, according to a report released by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation about the Illinois River's impact on the economy.

Greater Salem chamber offers electricity buying program for members

The Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce is offering an electricity and gas buying program for businesses, churches, industries and schools that would negotiate better rates.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce supports governor's veto of prevailing wage bill

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has released a statement supporting Gov. Bruce Rauner in his veto of SB 2964.

Illinois Department of Employee Security reminds trucking companies of audit procedures

The Illinois Department of Employment Security warns that its audits of trucking companies can happen suddenly, so it is best to be prepared.

Legislation changes may affect employers in Illinois

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce recently said employers should be aware of potential changes in employee rules in several state House and Senate bills that are likely to be signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Illinois chamber disappointed over Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's decision to build elsewhere

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Ben Brockschmidt recently said the chamber is disappointed with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) decision to build its western headquarters elsewhere.

Illinois chamber president comments on union rally, budget concerns

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch released a statement regarding a recent union rally in Springfield.

Five Illinois projects win 'Edie' economic development awards

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) have announced the five winners of "Edies," the Economic Development in Illinois awards.

More leaving than settling in Illinois; economy may be why

Illinois remains among the top five states with more people leaving than arriving to settle, ranking third, behind New Jersey and New York, in the 39th annual Movers Study by United Van Lines.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce supports legislative redistricting amendment

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce said recently it is supporting the Independent Maps campaign to put a legislative redistricting map amendment question on the November ballot.

Illinois chamber survey polls businesses on paid holidays

A recent Illinois Chamber of Commerce paid holiday survey shows that 95 percent of the businesses in the state plan to be closed for most major holidays in 2016.

Illinois Business Daily lists its most-read stories of 2015

The year 2015 in Illinois was one of new business launches, corporate restructures and new partnerships.

Illinois chamber says FAST Act is 'good news' for state

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce said Friday that the state's deteriorating roadways will get the help they need in the coming years - thanks to passage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which will ensure five years' worth of funding through federal programs.

Sweeping change proposed for Illinois' unemployment insurance system

Gov. Bruce Rauner said recently an agreement was reached between business and labor groups in Illinois aimed at revitalizing and enhancing the state's unemployment insurance system.

Chamber backs unemployment insurance changes

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce backs a business-labor agreement on unemployment insurance changes.

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