Imagining the Midwest as one big balloon with Illinois in the center might help illustrate what has happened recently: The middle of the balloon is being squished, meaning the rest of the balloon is expanding.
A Denver school busing program known as Success Express probably would not work well in Illinois, the president of the Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation (IAPT) told the Sangamon Sun recently.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts published on the Illinois Policy Institute website recently.
Nineteen Illinois communities will receive a total of $7.23 million in funding to improve, rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is honoring the state’s paramedics, police, firefighters and other first responders for their commitments to Illinois’ communities during National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which ends on Saturday.
Increasing Illinois' minimum wage to $15 an hour would be devastating to small businesses and cost the state 93,000 jobs, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center forecast recently.
When a major department store closes in a mall, it can do a lot more than leave an empty space in the shopping experience: It can leave a big hole in local revenue projections as well, the Better Government Association (BGA) argued recently.
Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) touted the recent passage of Senate Bill 1238 as a way to make it easier for veterans to receive the services they need rather than getting lost in the judicial system.
Legislators' attempts to raise the minimum wage in Illinois won't address poverty and could negatively affect youth unemployment, according to Tim Kane, a labor economics expert with the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank at Stanford University.
An amendment to Senate Bill 9 has received a lot of press for its plans to impose a 6.25 percent sales tax on streaming services and cable TV, but the lllinois Policy Institute is warning homeowners that the bill also would grab some green from landscaping companies.
Health care and workers’ compensation data are remarkably susceptible to hacking, leaving some people open to a range of identity theft crimes, the law firm of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates warned recently.