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
Illinois job creation lagged the national median in nearly every sector.
The new ordinance backed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot allows food trucks and other mobile entrepreneurs to operate with more freedom on city streets.
Illinois’ uneven recovery reflects national trends, but also raises important questions about the state’s economic future ahead of a key tax hike vote.
Indiana has around half the population of Illinois. But its building new homes at a rate more than 60% higher.
Only Mississippi has fared worse than Illinois in personal income growth since the Great Recession hit at the end of 2007. Analysis shows state income taxes matter.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sponsoring a city ordinance allowing food trucks and other mobile entrepreneurs to operate with more freedom on Chicago’s streets.
The historic change comes as skyrocketing property tax bills eat into Illinois homeowners’ bottom line.
Illinois suffered its sixth consecutive year of population decline in 2019, driven entirely by residents leaving for other states.
Just Cook County food stamp recipients were facing work requirements Jan. 1 if they were under age 50, able-bodied and had no dependents. Now the rules will apply throughout Illinois starting April 1.
Why is Illinois construction so weak? As it turns out, big government programs can’t paper over weak fundamentals.