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Rauner vetoes geolocation bill; Business groups cheer

Ann Maher Sep. 25, 2017, 9:47am

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed an internet privacy bill saying it would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without improving protections for consumers.

Class action: Walgreens wrongly charged Cook 'pop tax'; Retailers had warned such suits were coming

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 8, 2017, 4:10pm

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.

Preckwinkle suing soda tax opponents, judge fears 'chilling effect'

John Kristof, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 8, 2017, 7:10am

Cook County’s lawsuit seeks damages from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

Judge dismisses 201 lawsuits in latest chapter of businesses' battle against Illinois False Claims Act

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 21, 2016, 4:27pm

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.

Illinois Retail Merchants Association applauds Rauner's assessment

The Madison County Record Feb. 17, 2016, 2:10pm

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

House hears first details of Emanuel plan; Chicago mayor’s tax proposal does have some foes

Mark Fitton Sep. 24, 2015, 7:44pm

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.