Proposed State Plan

Small business owners in the stateline could benefit from better healthcare under a proposed state plan.

The state director of commerce and economic opportunity took a tour of Atrona Materials in MaChesney Park today. They talked about the governor's plan to provide better access to healthcare and education for small business owners and their employees.

However, much of the costs would be soaked up through higher taxes for large corporations, critics argue that could force companies to the leave the state and make Illinois less desirable for new business.

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