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Chambers All In

Chambers All In for Economic Recovery releases its 2022 platform below. The overarching message is the same as previous: economic recovery must be a top priority for the business community. As we approach the second anniversary of the pandemic’s declaration with continued efforts against COVID-19, unintended consequences for the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 have surmounted and they risk permanently stunting the prosperity of Illinois’ businesses.

If enacted, the following items will help bolster a business bottom line and allow for continued growth and investment in Illinois.

  • Utilize American Rescue Plan Act funding to help replenish the unemployment trust fund alleviate the impending financial drain from the state’s businesses.
  • Provide legal protections to employers who follow the CDC established safety guidelines from claims that COVID-19 was contracted at the place of business.
  • Restructure the Minimum Wage Credit’s incremental phase-out to allow small businesses to capture the original intent of the credit.
  • Extend the EDGE credit sunset clause out for another ten years and utilize the tax credit as an incentive to attract new businesses to the state and allow for the growth and development of existing companies.

In addition to the items above, Chambers All In for Economic Recovery calls for collaborative solutions to the state’s ongoing workforce challenges. The coalition recognizes the importance of having a ready, willing and skilled workforce for the future of our state’s economy. We call on the state to develop innovative programs, support pilot programs, invest in K-12 career awareness programming and assist in scaling successful workforce programs for other communities and industries. We urge Illinois legislators to create an environment and funding models that allow the private sector to drive the training demand for employers.

Chambers All In for Economic Recovery will monitor legislative activities for items that specifically support economic recovery or may hinder ongoing recovery efforts. The coalition may act in such cases to bolster support or join in opposition.

OSHA Withdraws Vaccine-or-Test ETS

January 25, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has withdrawn its vaccine-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees. This is the official end of the ETS—employers do not need to comply with it.

OSHA is still proceeding with a permanent COVID standard via the regular (slower) rulemaking process, and that standard will have similar requirements if finalized. We will let you know if and when that happens. We expect a permanent rule would likely run into many of the same legal hurdles as the ETS.

Employers should continue to comply with all other federal, state, and local requirements. If you’re in a state with an OSHA State Plan, you should check with your state agency for state OSHA requirements. More info here.

Goverment Relations


President Joe Biden
(202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500

U. S. Senator Richard Durbin
(312) 353-4952    Fax: (312) 353-0150
230 S. Dearborn St., Suite 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
(202) 224-2152   Fax: (202) 228-0400
711 Hart Senate Builing
Washington, DC 20510-1304

U. S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
(312) 886-3506
230 South Dearborn Street Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60604
(202) 224-2854    Fax: (202) 228-4611
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2854

U. S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (Dist. 8)
(202) 225-3711
104 Cannon House Office Building
DC 20515

U. S. Representative Sean Casten
(Dist. 6)
2700 International Dr. Ste 304
West Chicago, IL 60185


(202) 225-4561
429 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515


Governor JB Pritzker
(217) 782-6830 or (312) 814-2121
Office of the Governor
207 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706

State Senator Anne Gillespie (District 27)
120 W. Eastman, Suite 207
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
108D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone 217-782-4471

State Representative Tom Morrison  (District 54)
(847) 202-6584
117 East Palatine Rd., Suite 106
Palatine, IL 60067
206-N Stratton Bldg.
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8026   Fax: (217) 558-7016


President Cook County Board
Toni Preckwinkle
(312) 603-6400   Fax: (312) 603-4397
118 N. Clark Street, Room 537
Chicago, IL 60602

Cook County Commissioner
Scott Britton
(312) 603-4932   Fax: (312) 603-3686
118 N. Clark Street, Room 567
Chicago, IL 60602




(847) 358-6700
721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067

Township Supervisor - Andy-John Kalkounos

Town Clerk - Lisa Moran

Assessor - Terry Kelly

Highway Commissioner - Aaron Del Mar


Village of Palatine
200 E. Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 358-7500

Palatine Mayor - Jim Schwantz

Village Clerk - Marg Duer

Council Members:

District 1 - Tim Millar

District 2 - Scott Lamerand

District 3 - Doug Myslinki

District 4 - Gregory Solberg

District 5 - Kollin Kozlowski

District 6 - Brad Helms

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