Illinois Manufacturer's Association http://wuis.org en Illinois Business Groups Say Deregulation Saved Consumers $ http://wuis.org/post/illinois-business-groups-say-deregulation-saved-consumers <p></p><p>A new report says electricity deregulation has saved Illinois customers up to $37 billion over the past 16 years. &nbsp;</p><p>The report being released Monday by four business groups says the average household has paid $3,600 less overall than if the average annual electricity rates had stayed the same. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:14:05 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 20067 at http://wuis.org Illinois Business Groups Say Deregulation Saved Consumers $ Strange Bedfellows Could Kill Leaders' Pension Deal http://wuis.org/post/strange-bedfellows-could-kill-leaders-pension-deal <p>Illinois legislators will be asked today (12/3) to take what many say could be the most important vote of their careers. They've been called back to Springfield to take up a measure that would drastically alter the state's retirement plans. Doing so would have obvious ramifications for state employees, teachers and university workers whose pensions are at stake. But the impact of a vote is far more widespread. What happens could also affect everything from the state's credit rating and Illinois' next budget, to the 2014 elections. The outcome is anything but certain.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:21:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14208 at http://wuis.org Strange Bedfellows Could Kill Leaders' Pension Deal Greg Baise: Illinois Has To Compete For Jobs http://wuis.org/post/greg-baise-illinois-has-compete-jobs <p>A key Illinois business leader says the state is facing tough competition when it comes to keeping jobs.&nbsp; Greg Baise is President of the Illinois Manufacturer's Association.&nbsp; He says controversial legislation in Illinois that would offer tax breaks to certain firms is an effort to keep pace.</p><p>Among the firms, agribusiness leader Archer Daniels Midland, which wants to move it's corporate headquarters from Decatur to a larger city.&nbsp; Illinois and other states are wooing the company with promises of tax incentives.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:22:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12099 at http://wuis.org Greg Baise: Illinois Has To Compete For Jobs