A 2010 rule that limited the amount merchants can be charged for debit card transactions is costing banks millions of dollars and those costs are being passed on to consumers, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed legislation officially recognizing the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), which will improve and update Illinois’ cybersecurity and government services.
Mark Denzler, vice president and chief operating officer of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, hopes the United States can create a modern trade agreement with China that benefits the American manufacturing sector.
Illinois farmer calls on Washington to end trade war while farming group announces anti-tariff coalition
A longtime northwest Illinois farmer called upon Washington today to end the Trump administration's trade war with much of the rest of the First World as a farming coalition announced the launch of a campaign to call attention to the pain that war is causing.
Farmers for Free Trade has launched Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, an advertising campaign featuring true stories of how tariffs will damage the country’s agricultural base.
The Village of Wilmette in New Trier Township will be voting whether to opt into Cook County's new minimum wage hike, a measure that has been met with much disagreement given the potential it has to disrupt wages for small businesses.
With May designated "World Trade Month," Gov. Bruce Rauner recently pointed out that the state sold $65 billion worth of manufactured products globally last year and leads the Midwest in exports.
Lawmakers are pushing for an early change to a provision in the recently passed tax reform act that they claim unfairly provides advantages to farmers selling to cooperatives, to the detriment of private companies.