Without property and income tax relief, housing in Illinois will continue to be less attractive, Illinois’ population is likely to continue its decline and housing price appreciation can be expected to continue to lag the rest of the nation.View Report
Using his amendatory veto authority, the governor blocked a proposal by the General Assembly that would have protected traditional rental car companies by stifling car-sharing startups.
A recent survey found Illinois to be the least accommodating state in the nation for small businesses.
State agencies can no longer pile rules and regulations onto Illinois businesses without first taking into account their economic effects.
Illinois remains one of only four states to impose severe restrictions on the purchase and use of consumer fireworks.
Nearly 600 bills are on their way to the governor, some of which would be encouraging changes to the status quo.
Chicago’s regulatory roadblocks have derailed opportunity for the city’s food truck entrepreneurs. As a challenge to those restrictions reaches Illinois’ high court, the outcome of the case could be felt statewide.
Pending the governor’s signature, the bill would expand Chicago’s smoking age restriction statewide.
Illinois’ law mandating a minimum age for leaving children home alone is the strictest of its kind in the nation.
Though some of Illinois’ larger municipalities such as Chicago and Evanston have been overly restrictive in regulating food trucks, the Carbondale City Council has debated loosening them for its city, soliciting mixed opinions.
Regulatory regimes in Illinois often discourage workforce participation without enhancing public welfare. One Senate bill, however, would require regulators to demonstrate the necessity of new rules before imposing them on workers.