Illinois Chamber Praises Unemployment Comp Reforms – $400 Million Savings, $42 per Worker in 2013

A press release from the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce: Unemployment Insurance Reform to Save Illinois Employers $400 Million Statement from Illinois Chamber President & CEO Doug Whitley CHICAGO – “Illinois businesses will save more than $400 million in unemployment … Continue reading

Local Party Expenditures Analyzed

Sunday, I posted a revealing article that originated with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Advocacy, Don Gray. He spent a lot of time categorizing expenditures for the power parties in the twenty largest counties. You can see … Continue reading

Effectiveness of County Political Parties

Don Gray, Advocacy Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, has done some first-class political research. He has figured out what percentage of money the twenty top county Republican and Democratic Party organizations spend on overhead versus candidates. As I … Continue reading

Franks Ranked 45% by Business Group

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has released its latest legislative rankings and State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) has come up with the lowest score. 45% is what McHenry County’s Democrat got. Pretty liberal. But Franks always has had support from … Continue reading