Chicago area sees slow jobs growth, downstate suffers continued job losses

By Michael Lucci
12/13/2016
Metropolitan jobs data shows that from October 2015 – October 2016 the greater Chicago area is up +33,500 jobs while the rest of the state is down -2,700 jobs. Measured since before the Great Recession, from October 2007 – October 2016, the greater Chicago area is up 110,100 jobs while the rest of the state is down -42,700 jobs.

TAGS: Chicago, IDES: Illinois Department of Employment Security, jobs, unemployment

Judge upholds onerous Chicago food truck rules

By Hilary Gowins
12/05/2016
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anna Helen Demacopoulos squelched a ray of hope for Chicago food trucks Dec. 5 as the court upheld two of the city’s most oppressive regulations. In recent weeks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been coming after these small-business owners. But they’ve faced the city’s wrath for years, even after City Council...

TAGS: Chicago, food trucks, Institute for Justice