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Report: Illinois Ended 2015 With a Shrinking Economy

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.09.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While most states capped off last year with growing economies, Illinois was one of seven that likely had its economy shrink during the last quarter of...

Top 5 New Laws for Illinois Businesses in 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.12.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In recent years, Illinois has come under fire for a legal and regulatory environment that critics say is hostile to business. But the state's top busi...

Comparing Illinois' Corporate, Individual Income Tax to Neighbor States

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois collected $4.3 billion in corporate income tax revenue in 2014, accounting for approximately 21.1 percent of the total income tax revenue gen...

Most Common Paid Holidays for Illinois' Private-Sector Workers in 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.07.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you're looking forward to a couple days away from the office, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce has an idea which paid holidays you'll be getting in...

Who's To Blame For Busting Business In Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.24.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The following is an excerpt from an opinion written by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek: Governor Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senat...

Are You Job Hunting in All the Wrong Places? See Which Illinois Industries Are Hiring Here

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.20.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

As the state continues its slow recovery in a post-recession economy, Illinois job seekers will have better luck finding work in particular industries, whereas others should be avoided.

Report: Illinois' $43.8 Billion Budget Deficit Is Nation's Worst

Posted 06.22.2012 | Chicago

A report released Thursday by the state's Auditor General claimed that Illinois' ever-bulging budget deficit is "easily" the nation's worst. Illino...

PHOTOS: The Richest People In Illinois

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

Forbes released their 2012 list of the world's billionaires Wednesday, and 18 Illinois residents made the list. The roundup includes self-made bus...

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. ...

CEO Says He's 'Embarrassed' To Live In Illinois After Getting Big Tax Break

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers have already expressed frustration with Sears about their decision to close 120 stores across the country after the state approved ...

Did Sears Betray Illinois Lawmakers?

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

Updated story Just weeks after signing a bill that gave Sears millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn reacted...

Illinois Move-Out Rate Among Nation's Highest

Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

Data released this week by United Van Lines, a moving company, reports that Illinois and New Jersey tied for the highest number of customers who were ...

Quinn: Ohio Offers Sears $400 Million To Leave Illinois

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

With the Illinois state legislature still deliberating a tax incentive package to lure both Sears Holdings Corp. and the CME Group to keep their opera...

Tax Cuts For Corporations Could Be Approved Tuesday

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Though a proposal that would have drastically cut the state income taxes of CME Group, CBOE Holdings and Sears Holdings Corp. stalled in the Illinois ...

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...

Motorola Headquarters To Remain In Libertyville

Libertyville, IL Patch | Korrina Grom | Email the Author | 2:30pm | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

Motorola will keep its headquarters in the Village of Libertyville, Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha announced Friday dur...

Chris Christie Heads To Chicago, Wants To Lure Illinois Businesses To New Jersey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Weeks after launching an advertising campaign that encourages businesses in Illinois to relocate to New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Chic...

Indiana Gov: People Who Do Business With Illinois Are 'Suckers'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois lawmakers prepare to pass a massive state income tax hike, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says his state will welcome business owners who ...