The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation May 7 that will reduce labor costs for exhibitors at McCormick Place in an effort to make the city more competitive as a convention destination. Once Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs the bill into law, exhibitors will be able to set up their own booths—no matter what size booth they have—with power hand tools and ladders, pay only straight time for labor performed weekdays in the first eight-hour shift that occurs between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., ...

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