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Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related
GSU official attends conference at White House

GSU official attends conference at White House

UNIVERSITY PARK | Hongxia (Mary) Ma, director of the Illinois International Trade Center at Governors State University, was invited to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Forum last month at the White House.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am
International Trade Center director attends Asia Pacific Economic Forum at the White House

International Trade Center director attends Asia Pacific Economic Forum at the White House

Hongxia (Mary) Ma, director of the Illinois International Trade Center at Governors State University, is pictured at the White House's Asia Pacific Economic Forum.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago mayor: George Lucas museum boon for city

CHICAGO (AP) — The addition of 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas' museum of art and movie memorabilia to Chicago will give the city a museum campus as impressive as the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 4:08 pm

Pence tax conference focuses on simplification

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically embraced the mantra of tax simplification that participants attending his tax conference Tuesday claimed is urgently needed in Indiana.

June 24, 2014 12:51 pm

Sanfratello's to close Main Street location in Glenwood

GLENWOOD | Plans to reopen Sanfratello's Pizza at its 127 W. Main St. location have been scrapped, owner Joe Sanfratello said.

June 19, 2014 1:27 pm

South Holland recommends property tax breaks for meat plant expansion, new gas station

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations this week to significant property tax breaks for a pair of businesses.

June 17, 2014 1:20 pm
Pence sets big goal for Hoosier skills achievement

Pence sets big goal for Hoosier skills achievement

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has vowed to take whatever actions are needed to ensure that by 2025 at least 60 percent of Hoosier workers have earned college degrees or other post-high school credentials sought by Indiana employers.

June 16, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Cal City OKs tax break for metal recycling company

CALUMET CITY | The City Council voted last week to recommend that Cook County grant a property tax break to A Pro Metal Recycling, which wants to take an abandoned site at 100 Riverside Drive and turn it into a plant for its metal recycling company.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor: Cal City supports its businesses

CALUMET CITY | Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush told business owners Tuesday she believes local government is doing the best it can to offer them support.

June 10, 2014 3:42 pm
Carmeuse Lime to grow, invest in greener technology

Carmeuse Lime to grow, invest in greener technology

GARY | An international mining company is planning a major expansion in Buffington Harbor and a new green technology facility near the Gary/Chicago International Airport.

June 09, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Glenwood officials thinking outside of the 'big box'

GLENWOOD | Although hopes have not been completely abandoned that Wal-Mart may reverse a reported decision to relocate from Glenwood, officials have begun to prepare for the loss of tax dollars associated with its move.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

New Super Wal-Mart rises from old Sam's Club

LANSING | There are still traces of the old Sam’s Club warehouse store that existed on Torrence Avenue just south of Interstate 80, yet village officials said the beginnings of the new Super Wal-Mart structure that will replace it are now in place.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing government watching how Pioneer Motel sale progresses

LANSING | Municipal officials said Friday they are taking special interest in the possible sale of the Pioneer Motel – whose iconic windmill is a sight people have seen for decades as they enter the south suburban village off Interstate 80.

June 06, 2014 3:30 pm

Matteson looking for Lincoln Mall shopping center buyer

MATTESON | The village is looking for a company willing to buy the Lincoln Mall shopping center and make needed repairs to revitalize it into an economically sound retail business.

June 04, 2014 4:00 pm

Loans to finance economic development

Businesses can get U.S. Small Business Administration-backed 504 Loans to buy land, build new facilities or add new machinery.

June 04, 2014 12:30 pm

Calumet City to continue negotiations with metal recycling company

CALUMET CITY | Attorneys for municipal government will continue to negotiate with a metal recycling company that wants to relocate a plant it now operates in southwest suburban Bedford Park to a site in Calumet City.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Aldermen recommend $300K financial help for Cal City company

CALUMET CITY | A City Council committee gave its recommendation to providing financial help from Tax Increment Finance district funds to an adhesive company that wants to do an overhaul of their plant.

May 30, 2014 11:30 am
Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's economy would grow by nearly $40 million over three years and the state would reap an extra $2.7 million in sales tax revenue if marriage between same-sex couples was legalized, a new study found.

May 27, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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