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New Economic Reports Bolster Quinn Illinois 'Comeback' Claim

David Ormsby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new Illinois jobs report has just improved Governor Pat Quinn's chances of keeping his. The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth...

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.

ADM Legislation Would Require Decatur Jobs

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland would be required to create new jobs in Decatur should the agribusiness giant recei...

Mad As Hell? Don't Just Yell: Use Reboot Illinois' New Sound Off Tool

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Our state's in sorry shape. Debt's growing. Higher taxes are looming. You're mad as hell, now who do you tell? Introducing: Sound Off.

Rahm, Gov. Quinn Diss Rick Perry Ahead Of Chicago Visit

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

With Texas Governor Rick Perry in town for an "economic development" trip aimed at encouraging Illinois employers to relocate to the Lone Star State, ...

The Economic Power of Not Making a Profit

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 12.14.2012 | Chicago
Valerie S. Lies

The value of a stable nonprofit community transcends the economic benefits. We entrust nonprofits to perform a range of vital services as well as jobs. We hope lawmakers recognize that nonprofits enrich our state in every way.

Illinois Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Ending As Jobless Rate Falls

Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

As the Illinois unemployment rate continues to fall, Gov. Pat Quinn and other state lawmakers have been celebrating. But the rosy numbers are bad news...

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...

Blago To Blame For Shady Jobs Program Spending?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 07.01.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois' top transportation official said Monday she approved more than $3 million in questionable payments for a 2008 summ...

Should 'Inhumane' Prison Be Closed?

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

Though unions are fighting Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close the Tamms Correctional Center in southern Illinois, relatives of some inmates a...

State's Unemployment Rate Down For Fifth Straight Month

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Employment Security on Thursday announced that the state's unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percent in January, the largest on...

Sears Lays Off 100 Illinois Workers After Getting Massive Tax Break From State

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Sears laid off 100 workers at its headquarters outside of Chicago on Thursday, two months after the company got a hefty tax credit for...

Is The Illinois Economy Really So Bad?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

Just last week, anti-tax crusader and Americans For Tax Reform President Grover Norquist made sure to slam Illinois while praising the economic polici...

Is Illinois 'Taxing And Spending Itself Into Oblivion'?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Chicago

One day after Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivered his second State of the State address, it would be difficult to find a single state leg...

Governor's State Of The State Addresses Jobs, Economy

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at noon on Wednesday delivered his annual State of the State address, a speech centered principally on th...

Report: Governor, State Legislature 'Must Act Now' On Unpaid Bills

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

A budget watchdog group that has repeatedly criticized the state's handling of its finances once again called on lawmakers to do something about Illin...

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...

State Lawmakers Aim For More Corporate Tax Cuts

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

Illinois House Republican leaders on Wednesday introduced a proposal that would roll back the corporate income tax hike that state Democratic leadersh...

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 ...

Cook County Budget Outlines More Than 1,000 Layoffs; Tax, Fee Increases

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's second budget, slated to be officially unveiled Tuesday, is expected to include layoffs of just more th...

Lack Of Jobs Leaves More Suburban, Middle Class Sliding Into Poverty

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

Fourteen months ago, Aurora resident Prentiss Bailey was going about happily living his life as usual. He was employed at a printing company where ...

Local Ford Workers Reject New Contract, Strike May Lie Ahead

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Members of the United Auto Workers Union at the Chicago Ford auto plant on Thursday rejected a proposed contract that would add more than 1,100 new jo...

Should Illinois Do Whatever It Takes To Make Sears Stay?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Hoffman Estates village trustees voted, unanimously, to approve a resolution urging the state of Illinois to make "all reasonable efforts" to keep the...

WATCH: Thousands Pack Into South Side Job Fair

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

While unemployment numbers fell slightly nationwide this week, there are still thousands without jobs in the Chicago area-- and some 7,000 jobseekers ...

Thousands Got Illinois-Subsidized Jobs According To Blagojevich, But Who?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In 2006, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he would give poor teens eight-week summer jobs on community service and highway...