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12 Jul 2018

US Chamber: $3.8 Billion Worth of Illinois Goods Threatened by Trade War

Trade tensions are reaching a fever pitch between the United States and trading partners like China, Canada and the European Union. Now, financial experts say it could affect billions worth of Illinois exports and the jobs in those industries. It's also having an impact on major Chicago-based companies and even a massive order for new CTA equipment.

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12 Jul 2018

Illinois legislature investigates 'no compete' clauses in fast food hiring practices

Illinois' Attorney General Lisa Madigan is investigating hiring practices at fast food restaurants, specifically so-called 'no poaching' agreements which restrict franchise owners from hiring workers away from the same franchise. For example, a worker at Arby's is not allowed to walk down the street and get a job at a different Arby's.

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25 Jun 2018

In Case You Missed It: Illinois Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board Leadership

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce today announced Meghan Woltman, vice president of government and community relations for Advocate Health Care, as its new incoming chairperson and Brent Eichelberger, president of Commerce Bank in Illinois, as board chair elect. The announcement was made at the Illinois Chamber’s executive committee meeting held at 10 a.m. at BP America, Inc. in Chicago.

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Concentra® began in 1979 as OccuSystems Inc., a physician-owned practice in Amarillo, Texas. The company grew quickly, reaching nearly 200 locations in 12 states by 2000. In the same year, the company shortened its name to Concentra® and established a reputation as an expert in occupational medicine. By 2005, the company was operating 300 medical centers in 34 states. Concentra entered Illinois in the late 1990s and quickly expanded to 16 locations throughout the state. They recently transitioned all U.S. HealthWorks centers in Illinois to Concentra. This transition has added three more centers in Illinois to the company.

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