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12 Feb 2019

Todd Maisch Interview with Sports Radio 1450

IL Chamber President & CEO Todd Maisch spoke with Sam Madonia of 1450 on why the minimum wage increase will hurt businesses in the state of Illinois.

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08 Feb 2019

$15 minimum wage sponsor: 'The House stands ready to act'

The Illinois Senate approved a bill Thursday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next six years. Gov. JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, applauded senators for passing the bill. “Today was a major victory for working families all across the state of Illinois, but our work is not done,” Pritzker said. “I urge the House of Representatives to take up and pass this legislation.”

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28 Jan 2019

Chicago area ranks 3rd in U.S. for data centers, but ‘we’re increasingly losing our desirability and our competitiveness’

The Chicago area ranks third in the country for data center capacity, a coveted spot to hold in a world that increasingly depends on data. But a new report concludes that Illinois is at risk of falling behind in the industry. A lack of tax incentives to lure data centers to the state could be hindering the industry’s growth, according to the report, released Friday and paid for by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation and several data center owners and operators.

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SSM Health was started by a core group of Catholic sisters. The sisters ranked where they felt the greatest need existed for patient care and that was how they ended up with the locations that exist today. Currently, two locations are in Illinois, one in Mount Vernon and one in Centralia. Just across the river in St. Louis, SSM Health also operates the world class pediatric center Cardinal Glenn along with St. Louis University. About half of their patient population comes from Illinois.

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