Tuesday, March 18th voters across Illinois will go to the polls to cast their votes in the Illinois Primary Election. Voters will have the opportunity to choose the candidates from their preferred political party, Democrat or Republican, for the chance to run in the November General Election. At the top of next week’s election is the selection of the Republican Party’s gubernatorial candidate to face Governor Pat Quinn, as well as key offices in the Illinois General Assembly and Cook County Board. Every election is about making the tough choice deciding which candidate provides the best plan to lead the state to prosperity.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is an active participant in public policy discussions with our elected state and local government officials. Through the Chicagoland Chamber Political Action Committee, the Chamber supports the candidates that share the Chamber’s desire to make the Chicagoland Region the most business friendly in the country.
to learn more about the Chicagoland Chamber PAC.
Even with the policy wins of the past couple years, including pension reform, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance reform and the reduction in Cook County’s sales tax, Chicagoland businesses still face considerable challenges from proposed policy ideas originating in the state capitol.
To ensure that Illinois will have a prosperous future, voters concerned about business issues need to cast their votes on Tuesday for candidates who support elimination of the temporary state income tax increase, keeping the minimum wage at current levels, and passage of pension reform for local governments.
to view a list of Chamber PAC supported candidates.
The Tuesday Primary Election sets the stage for debating critical public policy issues our elected officials need to address if Illinois is to remain attractive to businesses and residents. As a voter, business owner and employee, it is important that you cast your vote on Tuesday and add your voice to the debate.
Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce