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2024 Spring Session Recap

The 2024 Spring Session in Springfield came to an end in the early morning hours of May 29th. More than 11,000 bills were introduced, and more than 400 bills passed both houses. The largest budget in Illinois history passed with the minimum votes needed for the passage of the revenue plan with a final voteContinue reading

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Advocacy in Action

In April, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) engaged in impactful advocacy efforts, demonstrating our commitment to advancing the interests of our members and the broader community. Notable highlights include a productive trip to Springfield, a constructive roundtable discussion with local state officials, and the initiation of our inaugural legislative agenda survey. On AprilContinue reading

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Navigating the Impact of the SAFE-T Act

On March 18th, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Works Committee welcomed DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres to discuss the SAFE-T Act, particularly the elimination of cash bail, which became effective September 18th, 2023. Berlin and Arres provided a thorough synopsis of the upsides and challengesContinue reading

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Get Out There and Vote

The Importance of Voting Civic Duty and Privilege: Voting is not just a right; it is a responsibility and privilege that each eligible citizen should embrace. By participating in elections, you play an active role in shaping the future of your community and country. Your vote carries the power to influence policies, hold leaders accountable,Continue reading

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Navigating Legislative Updates and Primaries with the NACC

On January 16, 2024, the Illinois legislature returned to Springfield for the 103rd General Legislative session. On tap for this current Spring session are BIPA reform, environmental issues, updates to the Day and Temporary Labor Service Act focusing on compensation, and the status of 1099 workers, to name a few of the thousands of billsContinue reading

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2024 – Members in Advocacy!

Throughout the past few months, the NACC has worked hard to educate and inform our members regarding new employment laws and amendments that became effective on January 1, 2024. Recently, several members from the Chamber’s Business Works Committee created video content to provide brief yet succinct summaries of several new laws or amendments that canContinue reading

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Preparing for 2024

As we begin to assess 2023 from a viewpoint of advocacy and where businesses landed from a local and state standpoint, the State of Illinois and our more localized municipalities have seen changes in the way business is conducted. We’re preparing for more of the same in 2024. The most noteworthy law taking effect inContinue reading

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The NACC Heads To Washington

When it comes to political advocacy, the common perception often revolves around the two major political parties. However, for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, our approach is different. We don’t align ourselves with one party over another. Instead, our focus is firmly on determining the best policies to ensure the success of our membersContinue reading

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Major Changes Regarding Leave Benefits

Starting on January 1, 2024, a number of big changes will take effect for Illinois employers. These changes include new and expanded employee leave benefits, pre-tax commuter benefits, expansion of the Gender Violence Act ,and new protections for temporary workers (which went into effect on August 4, 2023) to name a few. The impact ofContinue reading