Illinois’ debt per student is the 11th highest of any state in the nation. It is almost 15 percent higher than the national average of $8,764.View Report
Lucrative compensation for government workers stands in stark contrast to the city’s budgetary struggles and a flagging local economy.
While major headlines broke over news that Chicago was the only one of America’s largest 20 cities to shrink from July 2015 to July 2016, most of Illinois’ other cities with 50,000 people or more also lost population.
The industry giant’s move comes amid continued disinvestment in Illinois manufacturing.
With Peoria and downstate reeling, the Caterpillar move comes at a time of persistent disinvestment in Illinois manufacturing.