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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...

Solving the Illinois budget crisis isn't as easy as you think
May 19, 2017

Ever since the Great Recession, a wave of fantasy governing has swept across the nation as news o...

A definitive list of 20 cities with terrible, awful, no good, terrible commutes
May 18, 2017

What makes a happy urbanite? Yes, we all like affordable housing, nice parks, easy-to-get-to groc...

Illinois House Dems offer own non-budget reforms, press Rauner for meeting
May 16, 2017

With 15 days left until the end of the spring legislative session, a group of Illinois House Demo...

'Growth or Insolvency' – a falsely-framed choice for Chicago?
Apr 28, 2017

This piece originally appeared on Bill’s Blog at Truth in Accounting.  Last week, The Civic...


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