State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is running for governor, and a recent House vote on legislation that was sold as a freeze on property taxes, but what fiscal experts say was little more than a ruse, is a symptom of the reason why.
Gov. Bruce Rauner traveled to Israel early this week to look for partnership opportunities between Illinois and Israeli universities, earning success right away with a first-time partnership with Tel Aviv University.
The recent decision by Toyota and Mazda against locating their new factory in the DeKalb area has left frustration if not downright puzzlement in its wake, especially since Illinois ranked fourth among the finalists, according to DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski.
Fitch Ratings has issued a "BBB" rating for all $6 billion worth of bonds being sold by lllinois under a plan by Gov. Bruce Rauner to shave off a chunk of the state's estimated $15 billion in vendor debt, according to a press release.
Illinois took the first steps toward getting rid of half of its $15 billion debt by issuing $1.5 billion in bonds on Tuesday, ahead of a plan to sell $4.5 billion more next week, according to a press release.
Amazon’s recent announcement that it was searching for a new headquarters got interested cities across the country scrambling to put together incentives to lure the retail giant, according to Leanna Garfield’s article in Business Insider.
Hunters have an overall impact of $2.2 billion on Illinois’ economy every year, according to the newly formed Hunting Works For Illinois organization, which is trying to boost awareness of hunting's benefits to the state.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking forward to the U.S. Supreme Court taking up Janus v. AFSCME next year in the hope of ending forced union payments by employees who do not wish to be part of a union, according to a press release.
Small businesses in Illinois hoping to increase exports could see a boost after the Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) received a $890,000 federal grant from the federal State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) recently, according to a press release.