How Trump’s tax proposals would affect Illinois

By Michael Lucci
The corporate tax reforms under President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan could strengthen Illinois’ position as a home for businesses, but the state’s uncompetitive income, property and death tax policies would put its residents at an even greater disadvantage with respect to other states if the president’s plan passes.

TAGS: Chicago, corporate income tax, death tax, Donald Trump, estate tax, income tax, outmigration, population, property taxes, tax credits, taxes

Illinois General Assembly proposes new internet privacy protections

By Amy Korte
As the federal government repeals regulations requiring broadband companies to obtain consumers’ consent before using their browsing history and other personal information to create targeted ads, Illinois state politicians are moving to ramp up privacy protections. However, whether these bills would actually further those privacy goals or whether they would merely bolster Illinois’ class-action lawsuit industry while burdening businesses are open questions.

TAGS: Ann Williams, Arthur Turner, BIPA: Biometric Information Privacy Act, Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, Donald Trump, Facebook, FCC: Federal Communications Commission, Geolocation Privacy Protection Act, Google, Lou Lang, Michael Hastings, Microphone-Enabled Devices Act, Right to Know Act