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.
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.
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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