News for Chamber

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Government Affairs update 12/4/2018 Federal News Republican and Democratic leaders on Monday agreed to a two-week stopgap spending measure that would put to rest fears of a partial government shutdown later this week. The short-term spending deal, if passed, would fund government agencies and extend expiring programs through Dec. 21 rather than Dec. 7th. It also would postpone a fight over funding ...read more
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Legislative Update 10/2/2018   Talk continues on the expansion of gambling in Illinois with a committee hearing planned on October 17.  The expansion bill would add six new casinos, added gaming positons at existing casinos, and slot machines at horse racing tracks.  Anticipation is that at some point the discussion of sports wagering will enter into the discussion.   Governor Rauner has taken ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Washington D.C. August recess for Congress allowed us some quality time to meet with Congressman Bill Foster during our August Legislative Committee meeting.  In that meeting, we discussed the issue of Transportation Funding and the possibility of a gas tax increase. In addition, we talked about Tariffs, Internet Sales Tax Collection, and the likeliness of Continuing Resolutions to get through ...read more
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
A number of Federal issues have taken the spotlight in recent weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court has been very busy with three recent rulings that will have impact back here in Illinois.   First, there were no decisions on reversing any lower court rulings on the issue of partisan gerrymandering. The opinion leaves in place the current legislative lines, as the ruling came on procedural grounds. The ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Legislative Update 5.29.2018  It is that time of year when we begin to wonder if a State Budget will be in place on or before the date that it is supposed to be finalized by.  That final date is this Thursday, May 31 and by the looks and sounds of things, we may enter into the fiscal year with a budget (or maybe not).  The Chamber legislative committee hosted the annual Springfield Drive-Down ...read more
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Saturday, March 31, 2018
 On March 14, the U.S. Senate took a big first step in support of Main Street businesses by passing S.2155 - Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act with a bipartisan vote of 67-31. This will allow small to medium sized financial institutions to now focus more on their customers and potential customers rather than lengthy paperwork processes and other roadblocks.  The ...read more
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
New Laws of note for 2018 SB 298 requires businesses to provide price lists for standard services so customers can make more informed decisions about what they’re buying. SB 1898 gives customers the right to post reviews of restaurants online no matter whether their comments are positive or negative. HB 736 establishes a small business grant program that will provide money to low-income ...read more
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