News from the U.S. Chamber- April 13, 2018

Below is the weekly update of U.S. Chamber items published between March 28th and April 11th. Also, please note the upcoming U.S. Chamber Foundation Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit. See more under Upcoming Events.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

News from the U.S. Chamber - March 29, 2918

Chamber Friends – Below is the weekly update of U.S. Chamber items published between March 21st and March 28th. As always, feel free to use any of this material in your communications with your members. Thanks!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

IRS News: "Pay Check Check-Up"

IRS is promoting our “Pay Check Check- up” this week. Please help us by sharing this information. I know this is a very busy time, but if you could le me know how you are sharing the information that would be great! I really appreciate you all that have and continue to share the information I provide in these emails.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

News from the U.S. Chamber- March 23, 2018

Below is the weekly update of U.S. Chamber items published between March 14th and March 21st. Also, please see our press release announcing this year’s list of members of Congress who received the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizing their support of pro-growth policies.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

RLC Foundation Scholarship Application Available

Prospective and returning Rend Lake College students can now apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year by completing the RLC Foundation scholarship application. The application applies students for approximately 275 scholarships.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Armed Barbers is Expanding

The Armed Barbers, Ray Minor and David Sweet are excited to be breaking ground on a new addition to the barbershop with hopes to add another chair and additional traditional new barber services. Tentative completion date of new addition to be Summer 2018.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rend Lake Dental Scholarship

Happy Women’s Day! Rend Lake Dental is offering a $300 scholarship to a graduating senior.

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Bost Announces $7.6 Million Federal Grant to Widen I-57

U.S. Representative Mike Bost and the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced a $7.6 million federal TIGER grant awarded to add lanes and help ease the flow of traffic in an often-congested, 5-mile stretch of Interstate 57 between Johnston City and Pond Creek. The project will greatly enhance safety while improving the flow of commerce in an important part of Illinois.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

2018 Governor's Export Awards Applications Now Open

The Governor’s Export Awards program is designed to highlight the significant contribution of exports to Illinois’ economy. Illinois companies and organizations may submit an export award application in the following categories: New Exporter, Exporter of the Year, Service Exporter, Export Awareness and Development, and Agricultural Business Exporter.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

US Chamber of Commerce: Tax Map & Survey, Sm Biz Q1 Results & Clips

Below is the weekly update of U.S. Chamber items published between February 21st and February 28th. Please be sure to take a look at our new Tax Relief Map to see how businesses in your state are reinvesting their tax savings, and how your members can add their stories.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ready Nation March Newsletter

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

IRS News for February 2018

Monthly IRS-Related News from Springfield

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Legence Bank Acquires Eight New Locations

Legence Bank ACQUIRES and Opens Eight (8) New Southern Illinois Branches: Benton, Carbondale, Johnston City, Marion-Hill, Marion-Boulevard, Metropolis, Mounds, and Mt. Vernon on August 21.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

IRS News for Business - April

Here is the latest IRS news. As always please share any or all this information. Let me know if you have questions. My contact information is at the bottom.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Camp Manitowa Acquires Camp Cedar Point

Camp Manitowa to take over management and operations of Camp Cedar Point

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Commission Information

The Insurance Compliance Division of the Workers’ Compensation Commission is responsible for enforcing the mandatory insurance provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Most of the nearly 400,000 Illinois employers carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. However, for those employers who do not comply, it is our responsibility to bring these uninsured employers into compliance.

In 2012, the Insurance Compliance Division launched an employer education initiative called “Educate, Before We Enforce”. The goal of the initiative is to reach as many employers as possible and inform them of their obligations to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.

Over the last four years, we have reached out to hundreds of Illinois business through business expos and through local chambers of commerce. We are pleased to share with you a copy of our informational brochure, Workers’ Compensation Insurance Compliance at a Glance for Employers.

This brochure answers the most frequently asked questions about an employer’s obligation under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Also, we are available by telephone or in person, schedule permitting, to answer questions. You can contact me at my direct line (312) 814-1302.


Gloria Jimenez
Outreach Coordinator

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Remembering Alice Carroll West

We would like to remember and honor Alice Carroll West, a former employee of the chamber and member of our civic community.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017