immigration en Immigration Laws Limit Hiring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More needs to be done to change the public perception on immigration reform. That's the message from a panel of business, religious and government officials that met in Peoria Thursday. The group wants to see the U.S. House pass the immigration reform measures passed earlier in the Senate.</span></p><div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:45:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22330 at Immigration Laws Limit Hiring Mayor Ardis, state mayors, urge immigration reform <p></p><div>Nearly two-dozen Illinois mayors, including Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, are urging the state’s Congressional delegation to support immigration reform. &nbsp;The mayors are making a business case, rather than pushing for a particular bill. &nbsp;They say updating the nation’s immigration policy would be an economic boon by creating jobs and increasing revenues. &nbsp;Champaign Mayor Don Gerard says that’s critical for his community, which is home to the University of Illinois’ flagship campus.</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:40:38 +0000 Sean Powers 13848 at Mayor Ardis, state mayors, urge immigration reform Caterpillar: US immigration policy bad for business <p></p><div>One of Illinois' biggest companies says U.S. immigration policy puts it at a competitive disadvantage. &nbsp;As Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports, Caterpillar's involved with a Chamber of Commerce campaign seeking an overhaul of federal immigration law:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:35:23 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9027 at Caterpillar: US immigration policy bad for business Schock on proposed immigration bill <p></p><div>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is pleased with the Senate proposal of the immigration bill. Schock says he's concerned about potential "poison pill" amendments that could be added by lawmakers, but he's hopeful the current basic proposal will emerge:</div><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:14:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4861 at Schock on proposed immigration bill Senator Durbin weighs-in on immigration reform <p></p><div>U-S Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says lawmakers continue to make headway on immigration reform.</div><div>Durbin is part of a bipartisan group of eight Senators developing a national immigration plan.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a guest on Fox News Sunday, the number two Democrat in the Senate said the group is still working through a number of difficult issues.</span></div><div> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:04:16 +0000 2600 at