Nov 29, 2017

Chicagoland Chamber Statement on City’s RFQ for High Speed Rail to O’Hare

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement following Mayor Emanuel’s announcement to issue a request for qualifications for a new O’Hare Express transit option:

 “The Chamber strongly supports Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to deliver an express service train that would take just 20 minutes to travel from downtown Chicago to O’Hare that would make commutes more efficient for our residents, tourists and business travelers. This ambitious project not only makes us more competitive as a world-class city, but at no cost to the taxpayer. That is a win-win. Chicago already serves as a major transportation hub, and this project will only strengthen O’Hare’s position as our city’s economic crown jewel,” said Michael Reever, acting president & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Oct 20, 2015

Employer Community Opposes Mayor Emanuel's Plan to Further Shift Property Tax Burden on Businesses and Renters

Employers and civic groups across the state remain opposed to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to shift the property tax hike burden onto employers and renters by doubling the homeowners’ exemption from $7,000 to $14,000.