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Natural gas powers commercial vehicles

By Douglas L. Whitley What has been lost during the on-going debate on hydraulic fracturing in Illinois and across the country is the “other side of the coin.”  What do I mean by that? When it comes to increased natural gas production, the other side of the coin is the increased demand and opportunities for businesses [...]

Judicial activism influencing workers’ comp

By Douglas L. Whitley The Illinois Chamber of Commerce recently released its latest public policy research document entitled “The Impact of Judicial Activism in Illinois: Workers’ Compensation Rulings from the Employer’s Perspective.” The report recognizes that while progress has been made legislatively toward improving Illinois’ workers’ compensation system, there has been little attention directed towards the [...]

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