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Survey: South Dakota has most business-friendly legal environment in U.S.

Dee Thompson Sep. 26, 2017, 10:27pm

A recent survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform reveals South Dakota is ranked No. 1 among states for having business-friendly legal environment.

Survey says Cook, Madison counties, state of Illinois, rank among worst environments for lawsuits in country

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 10, 2015, 4:46pm

The courts of Cook and Madison counties, as well as the state of Illinois, have again ranked very poorly in the eyes of business leaders, a survey says, hampering the state’s economic growth, reducing the state’s tax haul, and making it more difficult to pay Illinois’ bills and provide needed public services, according to Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner and representatives of the nation's largest business association.