Chamber Commends Illinois Governor and Legislature's Support for Business

Legislature Approves Business Tax Relief Plan

Dec 13, 2011, 16:57 ET from Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce commends the Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the General Assembly especially Representatives John Bradley and David Harris and Senator Toi Hutchinson for their leadership and resolve to see through the passage of tax relief and incentives for businesses in order to keep and attract new jobs and employers in the state. 

The legislation addresses key concerns of the business community and paves the way for Sears and the CME Group to continue their long history as Illinois companies into the future. Additionally, all small, medium and large Illinois businesses and farmers will benefit from the deal passed today.

"This is a move in the right direction by the legislature to make Illinois friendly to business," said Jerry Roper, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber in response to the vote. "Not only will Sears and the CME Group continue to remain in Illinois, but the Illinois business community will benefit from these important tax changes."

About The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Founded in 1904, we are a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization. With 2,600 members, representing over 1.3 million individual employees in the six-county Northeastern Illinois region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry & Will), we are the largest Chamber of Commerce in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Our mission is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and to enhance our members' success through aggressive advocacy, member benefits, services, and actionable information.


Chris Johnson 


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SOURCE Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce