If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
The worst years of the Great Recession are in the rear view. But if the latest gloomy fiscal forecast is any indication, Illinois' persistent policy mistakes will drag down its economic performance well into the future.
Every relationship comes with some sacrifices. But for an alarming number of Illinoisans, they're opting instead to sacrifice their state IDs.
The state has chosen to coddle some big businesses while punishing the small.
Illinoisans have become accustomed to a state economy that lags behind those with better business climates.
The struggling retailer’s latest, immediate cuts come less than a year after it shed 400 jobs in June 2017.
New state data shed a light on weak economic growth in metro areas across Illinois.
Decatur is the fastest-shrinking city in the state since 2010, and saw some of the heaviest jobs losses among metro areas in 2017.
Illinois' jobs growth trailed that of the nation during the first half of 2017, then slowed to a halt in the wake of the General Assembly's record-breaking tax hike.
The $1.6 billion assembly plant will create an estimated 4,000 jobs for Alabama residents by 2021.
Exorbitant workers’ comp costs punish small businesses and send employers dashing to Illinois’ neighboring states.