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Navistar Headquarters Staying In Illinois

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International Corp. plans to keep its headquarters in Illinois and will move forward with plans to expand its operations ...

26,000 Illinoisans Put To Work With Recovery Act Funds

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kevin Plattner realized that he might have a tough time finding work in his college major -- music composition -- so he was glad to get a training job...

Ammunition Manufacturer Urged To Keep Jobs In Illinois

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

EAST ALTON, Ill. — Two federal lawmakers urged Olin Corp. on Wednesday to reconsider its possible plans to move 1,000 jobs from its ammunition-m...

Employment Among Teens Historically Low, Adults May Be To Blame

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The drama of teen employment unfolds in front of Sue Paustenbach almost daily at Maciano's Pizzeria and Pastaria on Eola Road in Aurora. In additio...

Despite Recession, State Added 8,000 High-Tech Jobs In 2008

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the depths of the Great Recession, Illinois' high-tech industry added 2,900 jobs in 2008, a 1.4 percent gain from the previous year and better than...

Stimulus Grant To Create 15,000 $10-An-Hour Jobs In Illinois

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ten dollar-an-hour jobs could soon be available for more than 15,000 Illinoisans. That's after the state was awarded federal funds through the stimul...

Film Industry Generated $141 Million, 5,400 Jobs For Illinois In 2008: State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- State economic officials say the film industry spent $141 million and created nearly 5,400 jobs in Illinois last year. Depa...

Over 20 Illinois Firms Warn Of Massive Layoffs

Chicago Tribune | Becky Yerak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 20 companies alerted the state in March that they plan plant closure or "mass" layoffs, putting nearly 2,500 workers out of work....

Stimulus To Create, Save Nearly 150,000 Illinois Jobs: White House

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House economists estimate the $787.2-billion federal stimulus plan will create or save 148,000 jobs in Illinois over the next two years, the Oba...

Illinois Unemployment Rate At 15-Year-High, Tops National Average

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois companies cut their payrolls for a seventh straight month and state unemployment jumped to 15-year high in December, government figures show....

Economic Crisis: Lay Offs Highest Since '01

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois companies cut their payrolls in November by the greatest number of jobs in about seven years, while unemployment stayed at a 15-year high, go...

Illinois Unemployment Rate Hits 7.3%

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The unemployment rate in Illinois rose to 7.3 percent in October, up from 6.9 percent the month before. It's the fifth consecutive month of job loss ...

Illinois Unemployment Rising

Chicago Tribune | James P. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unemployment in Illinois continued to track well above the national average in August, as the number of job-seekers climbed and employers continued to...