Government Affairs Roundup

From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Government Affairs Roundup for 5.4.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: United States Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in town today to visit the new Joliet Gateway Center Bus Station. The visit will highlight...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4.29.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Thanks to our five state legislators that joined us for lunch yesterday to talk about what happened in Springfield during the last session. Today’s Roundup has info...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4.26.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Congress is back to work in Washington D.C. so some updates are shared below in today’s Roundup. A reminder about the downtown Joliet parking survey. We’re looking...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4/22/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Below is an important survey that I hope you’ll devote a few minutes to regarding parking in downtown Joliet. There is also news on state bond rating and pensions....

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4/19/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: We have an informational luncheon lined up for next Thursday, April 28th featuring State Senators John Connor and Meg Loughran Cappel, Assistant House Majority...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4/12/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Please read below for more information and a recap of what occurred at the end of last week as session down in Springfield came to a close. Biggest take away is that...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4.8.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: It looks like lawmakers will be home for the weekend and follow through on their plan to wrap up session today. A budget agreement has been reached and as of this...

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Government Affairs Roundup – Special Edition for 4.6.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Special Wednesday edition of the roundup as there is (you guessed it) a last-minute push for a lot to get through in Springfield before Friday’s scheduled end. See...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4/5/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Only four days left to go in the General Assembly’s legislative session and there are two big issues at play: public safety and the state’s budget. This is scheduled...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/25/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Big movement this week on the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund payment as it moved through the House and back to Senate quickly and now signed by Governor Pritzker...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/22/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Both the House and Senate are in Springfield for session this week and should be locked in for the next three if they’re going to stick to an April 8th adjournment....

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/18/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Plenty to share today on the update side. Today’s Roundup brings you up to speed on budget negotiations, unemployment insurance trust fund replenishment negotiations...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/15/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: President Biden signed today the Government funding bill and another announcement was made on local funds coming out of that bill aiding local projects from Senators...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3.11.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: For those that couldn’t join us this past Wednesday, here is the link to the State of the City address from Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk - https://youtu.be/VV0pJXr64ew...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/8/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: We are eager to hear from Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk as he delivers his State of the City address tomorrow during our monthly luncheon. For those of you that are not...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/4/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: It’s been an interesting week since the last Roundup email was published with the State of the Union address and the indictment of former Speaker Mike Madigan. Read...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 3/1/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: President Biden is scheduled to deliver his inaugural State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress tonight at 8 PM. More on this below in today’s...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 2/25/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Monday is the day that many have been waiting for as the indoor mask mandate comes to an end. There is also a new report out on state finances, as well as concern...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 2/23/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: It is hard to believe that we’re in the last days of February. Time continues to move quickly. Many are waiting for the mask mandate to be lifted on Monday to see...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 2/18/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: A vote to extend federal funding came down to the wire. Action continues in Springfield with Legislators still planning to wrap up on April 8. We had a very...

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