Government Affairs Roundup
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Chamber members:

Welcome officially to Winter!?!? Not a great start with creeping uncertainty on Omicron variant cases, but look on the bright side … we’re much closer to the start of summer each day. This will be the last Roundup email for 2021 so it’s packed with info. Looking forward to 2022 and what the new year will bring along on the legislative front. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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Chicago Institutes New COVID Rules, Who / What is Next?
Get ready to show your vax card in Chicago if you want to eat out, work out, catch a show or drink at your favorite bar. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled new COVID rules requiring people to prove they’ve been fully vaccinated—with both initial shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the Johnson & Johnson single shot—before they can enter restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters and many other public spaces, starting Jan. 3.

The expected news came at a City Hall news conference at which the mayor said the city needs to respond to the latest COVID wave and the public health risk it presents without causing the type of economic damage that a repeat of last year’s shutdown and tight capacity limits would bring. See the latest COVID figures for the city and state in the charts below.

Under the new procedures, anyone entering a bar, restaurant, fitness center, or entertainment or recreational center that serves food will have to provide proof they’ve been fully vaccinated. (They do not need to have had a booster shot.) The proof can come in the form of a copy, photocopy or electronic copy of a vaccination card. People always will have to present a photo ID.

Exempted will be churches, grocery stores, offices and public schools. Customers running in to pick up a package or a meal to go will be exempt. Restaurant workers will be given an option of taking a test to prove they are negative.

“Given the situation, we had no choice,” said Lightfoot, reporting that COVID hospitalizations are at nearly the highest level in a year. She gave no indication when the new rules might end. “If you want to do the things you love, you must be vaccinated,” the mayor said. The new policy “is inconvenient by design.”

Lightfoot gave no indication when the new policy would end, but her health commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, said the city already is hitting 1,800 new cases a day and appears headed toward a pandemic record.

Sam Toia, head of the Illinois Restaurant Association, who has been in regular contact with the mayor’s office on the new plans said he has “been advocating for a business-friendly plan.”

“Business friendly” in Toia’s view would require patrons of restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms and other indoor public places to show proof of vaccination. But workers should have the option of instead being tested, perhaps regularly. Requiring workers to be vaccinated would only worsen already significant staff shortages, Toia said. Toia also wanted the new rules pushed off until January, after what’s left of the holiday season and, in particular, lucrative New Year’s Eve events.

UPDATE – seems like Cook County is announcing today a policy to follow in footsteps of Chicago on this.

Build Back Better Saga
Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) said he would oppose his party’s roughly $2 trillion education, healthcare and climate package, likely dooming the centerpiece of President Biden’s economic agenda as currently written. “This is a ‘no’ on this legislation,” Mr. Manchin said on Fox News Sunday. “I have tried everything.”

Democrats have spent months drafting and revising the package, called “Build Back Better,” to win Senator Manchin’s support, which they need to pass the bill through the 50-50 Senate.
In his Fox News appearance and in a written statement, Mr. Manchin reiterated many of the concerns he has expressed about the bill, including its possible effect on inflation and how the cost was calculated.

While Senator Manchin has raised those concerns for months, his statement that he would vote against the bill renewed the bill’s peril and kicked off a scramble among Democrats in Washington to try to salvage their efforts and pass an alternative bill addressing climate change and the social safety net. Mr. Manchin, who spoke with Mr. Biden multiple times last week about the bill, said that he couldn’t explain a “yes” vote to the people he represents in West Virginia. “I can’t get there,” Manchin said on Fox News.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a blistering statement that Senator Manchin’s comments were inconsistent with his recent negotiations with President Biden. Ms. Psaki said that last week Manchin had submitted to Biden an outline of provisions he could support in the legislation, in a step that Ms. Psaki said would be the basis of future negotiations. That called for roughly $1.75 trillion in spending, according to people familiar with the offer.

Senator Joe Manchin’s message to fellow Democrats is that they need to Build Back Better…better, in order to get his vote. On Monday he plotted a potential path for the legislation that runs counter to the plan that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) laid out in a Dear Colleague letter Monday morning. The Democrats aren’t in a tight array, you could say.

What does Manchin really want? That’s been the $1.7 trillion dollar question for months. But Manchin says he is committed to seeing a full committee process for a reworked bill, which will take time and might not get Democrats much closer to consensus. He also wants a focus on rolling back the 2017 Trump tax cuts, but Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is on the record in opposition to touching tax rates.

“I won’t continue to go down everything you want to do, major policy changes and reconciliation. It needs to go through a process,” Manchin said on West Virginia MetroNews radio.

Schumer’s plan is to put the $1.7 trillion education, child care, climate and tax reform bill to a floor vote, “so that every member of this body has the opportunity to make their position known on the Senate floor, not just on television.” Senate staff from both parties met with the parliamentarian Monday about moving the Democrats’ bill forward and continued talks signal that Schumer is serious about floor action.

Is the Build Back Better Plan Dead?
The only question is whether some new, more Manchin-shaped bill can be revived that salvages some key pieces of the Biden climate and social policy agenda.

“Look, with Manchin you never know,” said the senior White House official. “I’ve never seen anything like this… The guy shook hands with the president. He made us a written offer on Tuesday that had holes but was doable. If he flipped away from that so quickly, maybe he can flip back.” That seems unlikely. The relationship between the White House and Manchin is deeply frayed.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “I think he’s going to have a lot of explaining to do to the people of West Virginia to tell him why he doesn’t have the guts to take on the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs, why he is not prepared to expand home health care.”

Sanders also called for the bill to be brought to the floor, regardless of Manchin’s opinions: “We have been dealing with Mr. Manchin for month after month after month. But if he doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let him vote no in front of the whole world.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed in a “Dear Colleague” letter that name-checks Manchin that he will bring a version of BBB to the floor for a vote in January “so that every Member of this body has the opportunity to make their position known on the Senate floor, not just on television” — and hold votes over and over until it passes.

The case for why it’s really dead – It boils down to this: Manchin doesn’t give a lick if the Democratic Party doesn’t like him. Biden lost West Virginia by nearly 40 points, and his constituents aren’t inclined to support anything with the president’s name attached to it. In that sense, being assailed by the left only helps Manchin politically.

What’s more, after calling Manchin a liar (in so many words), the White House has put itself in an awfully tough spot to restart negotiations with him. Even if Manchin did provide Biden with assurances he could get on board with BBB in some form, he’s been on record for a long time about his concerns with spending nearly $2 trillion when the nation is $30 trillion in debt and inflation is at a 40-year high. Those are fundamental ideological divides that are hard to bridge.

We also shouldn’t forget about the progressives here. They gave up a host of their top priorities to endorse the current BBB framework — and trusted in Biden to deliver Manchin in return. Now they’re finding that trust was misplaced. Even if Manchin comes back to the table, is there any goodwill left to hash out a new deal?

The case for revival – Some Democrats think Manchin’s Sunday bombshell was a play for leverage. We’re not sure why he’d need more leverage when he already holds all the cards, but let’s play this out.

Democrats will note that Manchin as recently as a few days ago appeared to be willing to swallow a $1.75 trillion package. It was some of the provisions in the legislation and the way his colleagues scored the overall bill that repelled him. He dismissed plans to “sunset” programs after a few years — as a way to save money on paper and pack more into BBB — as budget gimmickry, hiding BBB’s true price tag.

In theory, Democrats could alleviate that concern by ditching this entire set-up and focusing instead on funding a few programs for a full decade. That wouldn’t be entirely unheard of. As recently as a few months ago, House Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi, were advocating for fewer programs extended for longer time periods.

Federal appeals court reinstates President Biden’s vaccine mandate
A federal appeals court reinstated the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees, a measure that impacts tens of millions of workers across the country. The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit comes after the Biden administration asked the Cincinnati-based court in late November to reinstate its workplace vaccine mandate that was blocked by a court order.

The appeals court said in its ruling that “based on the wealth of information” in its 153-page preamble that explains why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard, “it is difficult to imagine what more OSHA could do or rely on to justify its finding that workers face a grave danger in the workplace.”

“It is not appropriate to second-guess that agency determination considering the substantial evidence, including many peer-reviewed scientific studies, on which it relied. Indeed, OSHA need not demonstrate scientific certainty,” the court continued.

The court said that it would be dissolving a stay issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in November as a result. “OSHA has demonstrated the pervasive danger that COVID-19 poses to workers—unvaccinated workers in particular—in their workplaces,” the court said in its ruling.

In early November, a vaccine-or-test mandate was issued by OSHA, an administration that is part of the Labor Department. The mandate requires businesses with at least 100 employees to either require its workers get vaccinated or submit to regular testing and wearing facial coverings. Days later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a stay on the federal mandate following a legal challenge by the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Utah and South Carolina.

Some legal experts braced for a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit following the 5th Circuit’s decision to stay. The 6th Circuit is considered a conservative court, though less so than the 5th Circuit.

New Challenge Headed to Supreme Court
President Joe Biden’s mandate that all businesses with 100 employees or more require employee COVID-19 vaccinations is now with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Buckeye Institute, a Columbus, Ohio-based policy group, became the first to file a motion for an emergency stay with the court, less than an hour after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted the government’s request Friday to dissolve an existing administrative stay previously issued by the Fifth Circuit.

The Liberty Justice Center filed a similar motion Saturday with the high court on behalf of a Louisiana grocery store owner and six Texas employees of CaptiveAire Systems.

“If OSHA’s unlawful vaccine mandate is allowed to take effect – as the latest order from the Sixth Circuit would permit – it will cause irreparable harm to businesses and employees across the country, and will wreak havoc on supply chains that are already stretched to their limits,” said Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute and counsel of record representing Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Company and Sixarp LLC against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine mandate.

“The Buckeye Institute strongly urges the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly issue an emergency stay and protect our clients and other businesses across the country from this extraordinary governmental overreach and the devastating economic fallout, which is sure to follow,” Alt said.

A day after The Buckeye Institute filed with the Supreme Court, a Louisiana grocery store owner also filed. Brandon Trosclair, who employs nearly 500 people across 15 grocery stores in Louisiana and Mississippi, along with a group of Texas employees, originally challenged Biden’s mandate in the Fifth Circuit.

“I’m proud to stand up on behalf of Americans and business owners who will be harmed by the federal government’s illegal mandate,” Trosclair said in a statement provided by the Liberty Justice Center, which represents the group. “It is time for our highest court to stop the Biden Administration’s relentless intrusion into Americans’ private lives and businesses.”

The Buckeye Institute also recently filed a motion demanding the White House produce all communications and records related to the initiation and development of Biden’s vaccination mandate. The motion claims the White House imposed the mandate through OHSA to circumvent limits on federal power. It asserts the mandate had little to do with workplace safety but rather to increase individual vaccination rates.

Companies Get Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Reprieve as Legal Battle Continues
The Biden administration is pushing back the date by which large businesses must comply with its Covid-19 vaccine mandate as legal uncertainty continues to hang over the requirement. Following a federal appeals court ruling reinstating the administration’s vaccination rules, the Labor Department said Friday night it would give employers until Feb. 9 to comply with the rule’s testing requirements and until Jan. 10 to comply with the rest of it.

The original deadline announced by the administration was Jan. 4. The rules apply to employers with 100 or more workers and cover roughly 84 million people. The department said it wouldn’t issue testing citations before the February deadline “so long as an employer is exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard.”

“OSHA will work closely with the regulated community to provide compliance assistance,” the statement said.

Under the rules, employees who aren’t vaccinated must produce a negative test at least once a week and wear a mask in the workplace. The requirements don’t apply to employees who don’t report to a workplace where others are present, those who work from home or those who only work outdoors.

Employers who don’t comply could face penalties of up to around $13,600 per violation. Employees would be considered vaccinated under the rule even if they don’t have a booster shot, according to information on the Labor Department’s website.

Some local governments have imposed their own vaccine requirements on private employers. Earlier this month, New York City announced all employees who work in a workplace would have to be vaccinated by Dec. 27.

The Biden administration announced the requirement in November, after a monthslong campaign encouraging Americans to protect themselves from Covid-19 failed to significantly raise the number of people vaccinated.

About 61% of the population is fully vaccinated as of Sunday, of whom almost 30% have received a booster shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Biden preaches concern, not panic on omicron
President Biden on Tuesday sought to strike a balance between reassuring Americans about the coming wave of omicron infections, but also to once again try to persuade the public to take precautions. During remarks at the White House, Biden outlined a plan to increase testing, speed up the vaccination campaign and boost the capacity of hospitals that could be inundated in the coming weeks. He made it clear that although infections are rising, the nation is in a far different place than it was last year.

“We should all be concerned about omicron, but not panicked,” Biden said, emphasizing that vaccinated individuals, especially those with a booster shot, are “highly protected” against the virus.

Biden announced that the U.S. will stand up new federal testing sites around the country, helping states that need additional testing capacity. The first will be set up in New York City this week. He also announced that the administration plans to purchase 500 million rapid COVID-19 tests to distribute for free to any American who wants one. But the tests won’t even start becoming available until January, and administration officials said they’re still working out details, including finalizing the design of the website where the tests can be ordered.

Rapid tests are in short supply right now amid the demand surge, and the administration has been criticized for not doing enough to provide more low-cost or even free tests. At the same time, turnaround times for lab-based tests are growing and people are waiting hours in long lines for testing centers.

Still, Biden repeatedly emphasized that the U.S. was in a different position than March 2020, largely because of the wide availability of coronavirus vaccines. There are over 200 million Americans who are fully vaccinated. “We’re prepared. We know more. We just have to stay focused,” Biden said. Yet nearly 70 percent of fully vaccinated Americans have yet to receive their booster shot. Some experts have attributed that to unclear messages from top health officials during the rollout.

Statewide Unemployment Rate Down, Payroll Jobs Up in November
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the unemployment rate fell -0.3 percentage point to 5.7 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased by +19,500 in November, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The preliminary report for October monthly payrolls was revised from +40,900 to +42,000 jobs. The October unemployment rate was unchanged from the preliminary report, remaining at 6.0 percent.

The November payroll jobs estimate and unemployment rate reflects activity for the week including the 12th. The BLS has published FAQs for the November payroll jobs and the unemployment rate.

In November, the three industry sectors with the largest over-the-month gains in employment were: Leisure and Hospitality (+8,200), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+8,200), and Construction (+3,800). The industry sectors that reported monthly payroll declines were: Professional and Business Services (-5,500), Other Services (-200), and Mining (-100).

The state’s unemployment rate was +1.5 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate reported for November, which was 4.2 percent, down -0.4 percentage point from the previous month. The Illinois unemployment rate was down -2.4 percentage points from a year ago when it was at 8.1 percent.

Compared to a year ago, nonfarm payroll employment increased by +230,200 jobs, with gains across nearly all major industries. The industry groups with the largest jobs increases were: Leisure and Hospitality (+94,200), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+41,600), and Professional and Business Services (+31,600).  Financial Activities (-1,100) was the only industry group that reported jobs losses. In November, total nonfarm payrolls were up +4.1 percent over-the-year in both Illinois and in the nation.

The number of unemployed workers was down from the prior month, a -4.4 percent decrease to 354,200, and was down -29.0 percent over the same month for one year ago. The labor force was up +0.3 percent over-the-month and up +1.3 percent over-the-year. The unemployment rate identifies those individuals who are out of work and seeking employment. An individual who exhausts or is ineligible for benefits is still reflected in the unemployment rate if they actively seek work.

Minimum wage hike, pets in public housing among new changes
Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see a boost in their hourly pay to $12 per hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants in affordable housing units will be allowed to keep pets. Those are just some of the more than 300 new laws that take effect in the new year.

The minimum wage increase is actually the result of a 2019 law that phases in a state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. This year, it will increase by one dollar to $12 an hour.

The law allowing public housing tenants to keep pets is the result of Senate Bill 154, by Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, and Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego. It provides that tenants of multifamily housing units that are acquired, built or renovated with money from the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund may keep up to two cats or one dog weighing less than 50 pounds.

It applies to residents of housing units that are designated as affordable housing for low- and very-low-income families. The bill passed both chambers in its final form on May 30 and Gov. JB Pritzker signed it into law Aug. 6.

Other new laws include:

Vehicle taxes: SB58 raises the private vehicle tax, which is a sales tax paid on the purchase of vehicles, by $75 for each model year where the purchase price is less than $15,000 and by $100 for vehicles priced above that amount. However, the registration fee for trailers weighing less than 3,000 pounds will drop to $36 instead of $118.

Juneteenth: HB3922 recognizes June 19, or “Juneteenth,” as an official state holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. In June, President Joe Biden also signed a bill designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

College admissions: HB226, establishing the Higher Education Fair Admissions Act, prohibits public colleges and universities from requiring applicants to submit SAT, ACT or other standardized test scores as part of the admissions process, although prospective students may choose to submit them if they wish.

Drug prices:  SB1682 requires pharmacies to post a notice informing consumers that they may request current pharmacy retail prices at the point of sale.

FOID card changes: HB562 enacts several changes to the Firearm Owner Identification card law. Among other things, it provides for a streamlined renewal process for FOID cards and Concealed Carry Licenses for people who voluntarily submit fingerprint records. It also allows the Illinois State Police to issue a combined FOID card and Concealed Carry License to qualified applicants, and it establishes a new Violent Crime Intelligence Task Force to take enforcement action against people with revoked FOID cards.

Student mental health: HB576 and SB1577 allow students in Illinois up to five excused absences to attend to their mental or behavioral health without providing a medical note. Those students will be given an opportunity to make up any work they missed during the first absence and, after using a second mental health day, may be referred to the appropriate school support personnel.

Official flags: HB605 requires state agencies and institutions to purchase Illinois and American flags that are made in the United States.

Hair styles: SB817 prohibits discrimination in schools against individuals on the grounds of wearing natural or ethnic hairstyles, which include dreadlocks, braids, twists and afros.

Lemonade stands: SB119 prohibits public health authorities from regulating or shutting down lemonade stands or similar operations that are operated by children under the age of 16. Known as “Hayli’s Law,” it was inspired by 12-year-old Hayli Martinez, whose lemonade stand in Kankakee was shut down by local officials.

Renovations are underway on the north wing of the Illinois Capitol
Plans include the construction of an underground parking garage, elimination of the circle drive on the north side of the Capitol (shown above) and the addition of a new entry that improves access and security.

“We are very fortunate that we have a statehouse to be proud of. There are other states that have statehouses that look like a high-rise that you would see in Chicago, so we want to take care of a historic building and, unfortunately, the older buildings are the ones that need the most work,” said Andrea Aggertt, director of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.

The scheduled renovations carry a total price tag of $224 million already appropriated by the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan. The Illinois Senate will convene in the Howlett Auditorium after the 2022 spring session and will continue meeting there until January 2025 when renovations are scheduled to be completed. The plans for the renovations include:

  • Updated new stairs to allow for emergency exits directly outdoors.
  • New fire alarms, sprinklers and lighting.
  • Accessible bathrooms, entryways, door hardware.
  • Modernized mechanical, electrical, and heating and ventilation systems.

The purpose of the renovation is to address safety and security concerns, but also to return the historic architectural detail to the Capitol. The restoration will also return some the history to the building that was completed in 1876 at a cost of $4.5 million, removing recessed ceilings, non-historic millwork and mezzanines from the north wing.

Construction for the underground parking garage will begin in coming weeks. The goal of the renovation is to improve security by removing vehicles from close proximity to the building, creating a visitor screen area on the outside of the Capitol structure and installing electronic locking and lockdown capability and duress buttons.

Plans also include an underground conference and meeting room area. A skylight in the conference center is shown in the above rendering. Currently, there is one handicapped accessible entrance to the Capitol.

In 2011, the west wing of the Capitol underwent a two-year, $50 million renovation. The renovation met with scrutiny when the price for three mahogany doors clad in copper was revealed — $700,000. The original doors were replaced in the 1970s with glass and aluminum doors.

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to Secure Clean Regional Water
Building upon efforts to ensure communities have access to safe and dependable water, Governor JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 280, enabling the creation of a Regional Water Commission for Joliet and the surrounding communities. By authorizing the commission to purchase water from Chicago and Lake Michigan, the legislation will help ensure a sustainable drinking water source is available for communities in northeastern Illinois.

“Every community deserves the safety and security that comes from keeping their water running. The legislation I’m signing today not only creates a path for sustainable water for families, but it will bring thousands of local jobs,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I thank Senator Connor, Representative Walsh Jr., and the lawmakers and community leaders who have built a solution to provide reliable water. I’m proud that we’re taking another step to improve the quality of life for residents in these communities for generations to come.”

The legislation establishes the Regional Water Commissions Act, which would allow for municipalities to form a regional commission to build, own, and operate a water system. To be a part of the commission, municipalities must include at least one municipality with at least 140,000 inhabitants that is located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will counties.

“I am grateful to Governor Pritzker, Leader Larry Walsh, Jr., Senator John Connor and the entire Joliet-area legislative delegation for making this new water commission law a reality,” said Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. “This will enable us to address our drinking water needs as a region, for the benefit of generations to come.”

“I applaud Governor Pritzker and the General Assembly for supporting this important legislation, which lays the groundwork for a regional solution to local water challenges,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “Establishing a Regional Water Commission is a critical first step in ensuring that residents of Joliet and the surrounding communities continue to have access to clean water long into the future.”

“This legislation will allow Will County communities to come together to provide safe, clean, and sustainable drinking water for generations to come,” said Hugh O’Hara, Executive Director of the Will County Governmental League. “Working together will allow our region to accomplish all this in the most cost effective way possible. We want to thank the bill sponsors Representative Larry Walsh Jr and Senator John Connor, all of those that voted for the bill, and Governor Pritzker for his support of our region’s approach to providing safe and sustainable water.”

In northeastern Illinois, more water has been drained from the aquifers than is replenished, causing water levels to drop. As a result, the aquifer currently supplying Joliet’s wells is not projected to meet the demands by 2030. The newly created commission will be able to best meet the needs of their local communities.

“Water is our most basic necessity—we can’t sustain our community without it,” said State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport). “This legislation is a bold solution for a big problem and will provide water for future generations.”

“Our community’s water supply is far too important of an issue to put off,” said State Representative Larry Walsh Jr. (D-Elwood). “By allowing neighboring cities to work together, we can share the costs to ensure the best deal for taxpayers.”

The legislation builds on the administration’s efforts to provide clean drinking water to communities across the state. Earlier this month, the Governor implemented the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to help residents avoid shutoffs who are unable to pay their water and sewer bills.

Senate Bill 280 is effective immediately.

Stay well,

Mike Paone
Vice President – Government Affairs
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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