Apr 14, 2016

Policy Voices: Chicago Modifies Cloud Tax

Plagued with negative comments and controversy over the issuance of a revenue ruling  that expanded the enforcement of the Chicago Lease Transaction Tax to various web-based subscription services, and to the access and use of computers and software in the cloud, the Chicago Department of Finance (“Department”) has now explained its position, along with some changes to the law and its enforcement procedures, through the issuance of a new Information Bulletin.   
Mar 24, 2016

Chamber Statement on Illinois Supreme Court Pension Reform Ruling

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is disappointed, but not surprised, with today’s Illinois Supreme Court decision finding the 2014 law requiring current and retired city employees to pay more toward their retirement as unconstitutional. 
Mar 23, 2016

Chamber Announces New Public Policy Committee Leadership

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Robin L. Brown, vice president of government affairs and external relations for Ingredion Incorporated, will serve as the new chairman of its Public Policy Committee. Matthew Summy, vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast Greater Chicago Region, will serve as the new vice chairman.
Feb 23, 2016

City of Comptroller Dan Widawsky Joins Chamber Tax Policy Forum Meeting

Dan Widawsky, City of Chicago Comptroller, was the guest speaker at the Chamber’s Tax Policy Forum meeting on February 23, 2016.
Feb 19, 2016

Chamber PAC Honors Manuel “Manny” Sanchez as 2016 Advocacy Champion

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) today honored Manuel “Manny” Sanchez, founder and managing partner of Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP, with the second annual PAC Advocacy Champion Award. 
Nov 9, 2015

Chamber Statement on Cook County Hotel Tax Hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to introduce a new 1 percent hotel tax, after raising the sales tax on consumers by $474 million, would negatively impact Chicago’s tourism industry at the worst possible time.
Nov 9, 2015

Oppose Cook County Starting Wage Mandate

Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele has introduced an ordinance to require any employer with at least 750 employees in Cook County to increase its starting wage to $13.75 by 2018. 
Nov 3, 2015

Chamber Statement on Cook County FY2016 Budget Proposal

Today, Elise M. Houren, director of government relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, testified at Cook County’s public hearing on Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposed 2016 County budget.
Oct 20, 2015

Chamber Opposes Cook County Plan to Increase Minimum Wage on Employers with 750 or More Employees

On Tuesday, October 20, Elise Houren, director of government relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, testified before the Finance Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners opposing the "Cook County Responsible Business Act."
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