Now that investors are finally looking at opportunities in Illinois, the Democrats in the Senate want to shut them out, Maura O’Hara, executive director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, told the Chicago City Wire recently.
The proposed Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, designed to offer greater shift predictability for hourly workers, could put significant financial burdens on businesses, according to attorney Lilia Picazo.
Before the recently passed budget, Illinoisans could at least point to their 3.75 percent state income tax rate as being relatively low, even if their property taxes are relatively high, a policy pro said on a Chicago-based radio program recently.
A penny-per-ounce tax on sugary and artificial drinks has been put on hold by a circuit judge who issued a temporary restraining order requested by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and other grocers, according to ABC 7.
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker are parroting each other again, this time in reference to budget negotiations, the Illinois Republican Party contended in a recent press release.
Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) used House Speaker Michael Madigan's (D-Chicago) property tax bill from 2016 to make his case against an education funding bill that he said is lopsided in favor of Chicago schools.