Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois’ public sector workers will continue to damage the state’s labor market, economy and taxpayers.View Report
Our team wanted to give you a look at the harsh reality of life in downtown Chicago during the COVID-19 crisis.
The last thing Illinois needs is more bad news for the sake of it. But ignoring this reality threatens to make this crisis worse.
New data show Illinois lost private sector jobs amid a national economic expansion for the first year on record in 2019, a sign of the state’s deep structural problems in the run-up to the current market downturn.
New census data reveals that for a second year, all 10 metro areas based primarily in Illinois experienced population decline.
To prepare for a rise in hospital visits, Illinois should remove interstate barriers for medical professionals.
Unemployment claims spiked this week as Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered bars and restaurants to halt dine-in service, the service industry took major hits and large gatherings were banned to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois’ strict regulations on wine shipments deprive residents of choice and the state of critical tax revenue. The anti-competitive law may be unconstitutional.
The order comes as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois continues to rise.
States with the slowest housing appreciation tend to have worse labor markets, higher taxes and more pension debt.
The proposal is named after Hayli Martenez, a Kankakee girl who was forced to shutter her lemonade stand last summer by county health officials.