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Illinois Business Climate

Working in Illinois? This Ranking Will Make You Think Twice About It

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's no way to sugarcoat this ranking. It's just bad. Illinois is the third-worst state in the nation for business. And that's coming from a survey of more than 500 CEOs, so they know what they're talking about when it comes to business.

Business CEOs Say Illinois Nation's 3rd Worst State For Business

Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

A national survey of CEOs released Wednesday contained bad news for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as the survey identified Illinois as the nation...

Quinn Defends State Business Climate Again

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn once again found himself on the defense this weekend after another Illinois CEO slammed the state's business climate. ...

Illinois Company Rips State Business Climate After Tax Break Deal Fails

AP | By DAVID MERCER AND DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- One of the largest companies in Illinois is calling the state's business climate "rudderless" and "dysfunctional" after lawmakers failed to...

Sears Leaving Illinois? Company In Talks With Two Other Locations

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Sears Holding Corp. said Wednesday that it is talking with two prospective destinations for its headquarters even as it talks ...

CEOs Name Nation's Worst State Business Climates

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

Illinois has been struggling to keep big companies in the state since Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved an income tax increase in January. Quinn ha...