Throughout 2013, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce fought to protect the interests of the local business community and push for reforms to ensure future growth and success for our region.
The Chamber's 2013 Public Policy Legislative Report includes a summary of Chamber activities and results as measured against priorities established in the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 2013 Legislative Agenda.
Public employee pension reform topped the Chamber’s agenda, in addition to supporting a land-based casino in Chicago, hydraulic fracturing in Illinois, and expansion of Medicaid. The Chamber opposed an increase in the minimum wage and mandatory disclosure of corporate tax returns, and weighed in on concealed carry of firearms. Most notable, the Chamber took aggressive action against burdensome and illegal taxes by successfully suing Cook County.