McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael will provide an update on early voting, mail-in voting and precautions that will be put in place at polling locations in advance of the November Election.
This session will be streamed live via Facebook, be sure to follow the Chamber to be notified when we go live.
Marsha Griffin from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be speaking to us today about the most common types of scams that are occurring and the best practices or steps you can take to avoid them and educate others about them. During the presentation, I touch on IRS, Social Security, Grandparents Scam, Home Improvement, Identity Theft, Romance Scam, and some of the various COVID-19 Scams our office is seeing.
Marsha Griffin is a Community Outreach Liaison for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Before coming to the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Marsha was an elementary teacher for thirteen years. She resides in Jonesboro, Illinois.
Illinois voters are being asked to choose between preserving the state's constitutionally-mandated flat income tax or changing the constitution to allow for graduated tax rates on different income levels on Nov. 3. Original research by the Illinois Policy Institute shows replacing Illinois’ flat tax with a progressive tax system would cause deep hurt to already overburdened taxpayers, especially as nearly 700,000 Illinoisans are still out of work and struggling to recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis. Illinois Policy Institute's chief economist, Orphe Divounguy, can explain how typical McLean County families and businesses would be affected by the progressive income tax, should voters approve it, as well as what other policy solutions the state should consider.
Dr. Orphe Divounguy is the chief economist at the Illinois Policy Institute.
Divounguy’s work has been published in CNN Business, USA Today, the Washington Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and more. Divounguy has also appeared on ABC 7 Chicago, the city’s top TV news station, and numerous radio outlets across the nation.
Divounguy earned a doctorate in economics from England’s University of Southampton. Before his time in higher education, Divounguy interned at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, and Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His work at the United Nations focused on financing for development and poverty eradication.