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Both Community and Economic Development are Vital to Our Success

Community and economic development in lock step has resulted in Naperville being ranked nationally as a top place to live, work, play and raise families.  The Illinois Department of Revenue recently released statistics showing Naperville continuing to be ranked top in retail sales in the Chicago Metropolitan suburbs.  In addition, they have been in aContinue reading

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The Power of Bipartisanship

Chambers of commerce weigh-in on legislation at the local, state and federal level has historically been toward the conservative side of the aisle.  However, as political parties have polarized in recent years, especially at the federal level, chambers are working more in concert with both sides to find common ground to advocate for a strongContinue reading

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Current Bills We’re Watching

The clock is ticking with only a few days left in the 101st IL General Assembly session.  Here are some key bills we are watching: Graduated Income Tax–SJRCA 1 would allow an amendment to our state’s constitutional to allow a graduated income tax in the state. (SB 687) provides language that would set the rates forContinue reading

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The Details Matter

Illinois Governor JB promised a new day in Springfield during his inauguration speech on Jan 14. While recognizing that there are serious challenges ahead, he proclaimed that everything is not “broken”. It won’t be easy, but let’s confront this challenge with honesty. Our obligations as a state outmatch our resources. Our fiscal situation right nowContinue reading