Jobs & Business

Miller: Rauner will have a hard time touting job growth
Aug 28, 2017

After years of harshly bad-mouthing the state's economy, Gov. Bruce Rauner has pivoted in the pas...

Every Chicago labor contract has expired: Your guide to the negotiations
Aug 25, 2017

Over the next two years the City of Chicago will negotiate new contracts with all of its labor un...

More accountability needed for EDGE tax credit program: report
Aug 24, 2017

Illinois’ Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax incentive program is expect...

McDonald's, Walgreens sued over sweetened beverage tax
Aug 09, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Two retailers are being sued over their alleged failure to properly levy new tax...

MPC: Most African Americans leaving Chicago, Cook County are low income
Jul 10, 2017

New detailed population estimates released [in June] by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Cook Cou...

BGA: An explainer of Rauner's contract war with AFSCME
Jun 29, 2017

By Matt Dietrich for the Better Government Association  Before becoming governor, Bruce Raune...

IDOT shutdown would eliminate 23k jobs, $1.7B in economic activity, study finds
Jun 20, 2017

The Illinois Economic Policy Institute sent the following news release on June 20, 2017:  A n...

GOP lawmakers unveil 'compromise' package to end budget impasse
Jun 14, 2017

With just eighteen days left until Illinois begins its third straight fiscal year without a budge...

Illinois employers announce more than 2,100 mass layoffs in May
Jun 07, 2017

Illinois employers announced more than 2,100 mass layoffs in May, marking the second time this ye...

List: Costs and consequences of Illinois' budget crisis
Jun 05, 2017

Illinois has been operating without a state budget for two years. In that time, the state's cr...

Miller: Rauner's reforms can't erase damage done by budget impasse
Jun 05, 2017

House Speaker Michael Madigan was his usual self during the final week of the General Assembly's ...

Does your child need a job? Illinois partners with Microsoft to help
Jun 02, 2017

Just when it seems there is no good news coming out of Springfield…. well, there is.  Illinois...

Which states have it best when it comes to the job market?
Jun 02, 2017

Congrats to our new college graduates! You've worked hard for four years and deserve some time to...

Job growth across Illinois metro areas slowing, Chicago keeps shrinking
May 25, 2017

A week after announcing the state shed 7,200 nonfarm jobs in April, local unemployment figures re...

Illinois unemployment, employment report has some good news and some bad news
May 23, 2017

In Friday’s release on state employment and unemployment, there are both positives and negative...


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