Illinois Chamber Of Commerce

The Chicago Lock separates the darker water of the Chicago River -- and the untreated sewage it carries -- from the lighter-colored water of Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Business Leaders Call For Upgrading Locks, Dams On Illinois Waterways

A boatload of business, farm and political leaders say Illinois locks and dams need boatloads of money for maintenance and upgrading, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/22/2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker’s Speech In Springfield

Dozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today’s speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin, Business Leaders Frustrated With Transit Funding Deadlock

Road and mass transit construction projects nationwide could begin grinding to a halt next week unless a deadlock over funding is broken in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is getting impatient.

WBBM Newsradio–03/26/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Chamber Applauds Reported State Budget Cut Plans

A group representing Illinois businesses gives Gov. Pat Quinn average grades for job creation, and says an across-the-board budget cut is a good idea.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Construction, generic sized image

Business, Labor Leaders Push For Federal Road Funding

Labor and management leaders found a way to be on the same side – in favor of federal highway dollars staying in the inbound lanes into Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Business Owners: State Treats Some Businesses Better Than Others

As Illinois lawmakers continue meeting with businesses and business groups to talk about the state’s corporate tax structure, some say it’s not fair the state treats some businesses better than others.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2011