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Legislation that would have allowed third party vendors access to business financial records defeated in House
SPRINGFIELD - Legislation that would have allowed the state to disclose private business financial information to third party auditors was defeated in the State House on Wednesday.
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association said Monday that it had obtained emails showing that municipal officials illegally shared local businesses tax information with an outside company that makes money auditing businesses on behalf of local governments.
- Letter to the Editor
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is concerned about the continued cuts and devaluing of Medicaid providers as well as its impact on the populations they serve. Pharmacies serve on the front lines when it comes to treating Medicaid patients, especially in areas with few medical options.
SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed an internet privacy bill saying it would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without improving protections for consumers.
CHICAGO - Walgreens has become the first retailer hit with a class action lawsuit for allegedly wrongly making customers pay Cook County’s so-called “pop tax” on drink purchases that should have been exempt.
Judge dismisses 201 lawsuits in latest chapter of businesses' battle against Illinois False Claims Act
CHICAGO — Abuse of an Illinois whistleblower law will continue to sour businesses toward the state if lawmakers don’t take steps toward reform, attorneys and business advocates say.
Retailers across Illinois are operating on razor thin margins, and we cannot afford additional regulations or mandates on the city or state level that inhibit our ability to survive, let alone grow
SPRINGFIELD — Thursday marked another day of activity but little visible movement in the state Capitol. The House Revenue and Finance committee began hearing testimony on a call from the city of Chicago for an increase in the general homestead property tax exemption, or amount the state subtracts from homeowner’s assessed valuation as a form of tax break.