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

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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.

Illinois Supreme Court Throws Out State's 'Amazon Tax'

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 10.19.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court threw out a state law Friday that taxes certain Internet sales, saying the ...

Governor: Most State Workers Laid Off Over Shutdown Are Back

AP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's budget office says most state workers whose salaries are paid by federal money are back on the j...

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. ...

State's Unemployment Rate Drops For Second Straight Month

AP | Posted 01.21.2012 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Unemployment in Illinois dropped to 9.8 percent in December. It was the second month in a row with a decrease The Illinois Departm...

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 Signs Sears, CME Tax Break Bill

AP | By JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday that grants hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives aimed ...

Illinois Senate Approves Corporate, Individual Tax Breaks

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers have approved a $330 million package of tax relief to businesses and individuals. The state Senate approved t...

Tax Relief Bill Could Keep Businesses In State, Help Struggling Families

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DAVID MERCER | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Under the threat of losing thousands of jobs to other states, Illinois officials are on the verge of approving a tax-relief ...

Illinois House Blocks CME, Sears Tax Break Bill

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- What a state takes away, it also can give back. Less than a year after raising personal and corporate income taxes, Illinois off...

Chicago Exchanges: Tax Breaks Needed To Stay Put

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- John Schneider's work is all shouts and hand gestures. Get him on the phone and you'll strain to hear over the barks and cries of his fello...

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 ...

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...

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's Attacks On Illinois Continue

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he's not worried about businesses leaving for Illinois because Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is "...

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 ...

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 ...

Pat Quinn Signs Law Giving Tax Credits To Small Businesses That Hire Full-Timers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law giving tax credits to small businesses that hire new full-time employees. The new law Quinn signed Tu...