Throughout the summer and into the fall, the nuclear industry and like-minded advocates have been urging the passage of massive legislation that would implement aggressive changes to Illinois’ energy economy — with costly impacts to energy consumers. Advocates are telling state legislators that if they do not vote on the legislation this fall, the public’s electricity bills will increase.
Today, nearly every industry, including financial services, health care, retail, telecommunications and transportation, utilizes data to both improve daily business operations and support future innovations. From crop monitoring drones used by farmers to lifesaving gene therapies and wearable fitness devices, all these innovative technologies have one thing in common—they are powered by data centers.
An amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act signed by the governor this week prohibits employers from asking job candidates about salary history, a change that goes into effect at the end of next month and could make finding the most qualified applicant more difficult for small- to medium-sized businesses in Illinois.