The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that nonfarm payrolls were down -2,400 jobs over-the-month and the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in May, unchanged from the prior two months, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The
Truth in Accounting founder Sheila Weinberg views the new $40 billion state spending plan that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has touted as a “real balanced budget” in the same light as all the previous budgets that have long kept Illinois in the red.
Sometime this summer the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) is expected to move the six-county Chicago region from a “moderate” nonattainment category for ground-level ozone (smog) to a “serious” one.
A bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives last week that would prevent Sterigenics from reopening its doors in Willowbrook after the sterilization solutions provider's controversial shutdown in February due to dangerously high readings of ethylene oxide emissions.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is warning consumers about unproven stem cell therapy treatments and those administered by providers who may not be licensed to so.
A renowned expert on health insurance and public policy stands opposed to an insurance tax that would generate hundreds of millions of dollars to be allocated for Medicaid to obtain matching federal funds.
Sports wagering legislation in Springfield punishing two online gaming companies is a blind for protecting the in-state interests of billionaire casino mogul, Neil Bluhm, according to one of the nation’s leading legal experts on gaming.
Illinois is missing out on the economic boom benefiting most states, a fiscal update from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows. Years of overspending and fiscal mismanagement has the state actually contracting in some economic categories.
The most recent amendment proposed for Illinois' sports betting bill would push out online and mobile sports wagering companies, but one managing director at a California gaming industry research firm says that should come as no surprise, considering where the idea came from.