Gov. Bruce Rauner has been working to bring new jobs to Illinois through an international trade mission and efforts to bring the highly contested new Amazon headquarters to Chicago, according to a recent press release.
Illinois lost 3,700 jobs and saw another increase in its unemployment rate in August, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) presented by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) in a recent press release.
Illinois is backing itself into a corner by refusing to mirror the reforms sweeping other states, Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) and members of the Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW) said at a recent Palatine rally to spur legislation preventing frivolous lawsuits, according to a press release.
Illinois is one of only four states that saw an increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation this year, according to the most recent data from U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
The State Journal-Register recently joined the media bashing of Democratic legislators, offering its take on the ongoing struggle to get funding in place for Illinois' public schools, according to the Illinois Republican Party.
George Sheldon, the former director of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS), mismanaged the agency by improperly hiring a consultant, making improper payments and violating vehicle use policies, according to the state's Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG).
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is nearing completion of a project that will move professional certifications online -- exactly where they belong, some state officials contend.
Health insurance options for those on plans under the Affordable Care Act are dwindling in Illinois, and things are only going to get worse without taxpayer intervention, C. Steven Tucker, founder and principal broker of HealthInsuranceMentors.com, contends.