Illinois’ 2017 legislative session described as one of the worst for business in decades

Illinois’ 2017 legislative session described as one of the worst for business in decades By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Shutterstock photo   ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Business advocates say lawmakers in Springfield have been some of the least job-friendly in decades. Illinois Manufacturers Association vice president Mark Denzler works with lawmakers to pass laws …

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Will County approves $551 million budget Cutting the Tax Rate Again

Will County approves $551 million budget Susan DeMar LaffertyContact ReporterDaily Southtown The Will County board unanimously passed its 2018 balanced budget, calling for expenses of $551 million while holding the line on taxes. Republicans hailed the budget as being “much more transparent” and reflective of “true costs.” Democrats said they hoped to provide more money to ensure …

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Illinoisans’ no good, very bad year

Berg: Illinoisans’ no good, very bad year By Austin Berg | Illinois News Network Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan gives an interview following a committee hearing on October 31, 2017. Image courtesy of BlueRoomStream   False hope, can-kicking and a pay cut for working people was more than enough for 2017 to take the title: the …

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