Any good teacher will notice that the student most behind on assignments usually is the one struggling the most, and the same seems to be true of states with Illinois governmental units tardy in their financial reports.
Illinois is the odd-state-out in the Midwest where other states are experiencing a robust recovery in manufacturing jobs since the Great Recession's end, the head of a Springfield-based manufacturers advocacy group said during a recent interview.
Findings by Carolyn Ettelson Klein, an attorney with Chicago-based Keefe, Campbell, Biery and Associates, show that Illinois courts are likely to award firefighters the highest possible amounts in some pension claims.
Illinois’ October unemployment figures show modest year-over-year improvement, but the big news from the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report is that the state’s overall unemployment rate has reached a low it hasn’t seen in a decade.
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.