Only 51 percent of black adults reported having some form of work in Illinois.View Report
House Bill 2622 would create a state-run workers’ compensation insurance company using a $10M loan from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Operations Fund.
Compared with Illinois’ pre-recession average, permits for new single-family and multiunit housing are down more than 60 percent.
Although Illinois hosts corporate headquarters of many large companies, its economy lags in blue-collar job opportunities.
Though Illinois Democrats insist Gov. Bruce Rauner’s reform agenda has nothing to do with the state’s budget, Rauner’s original proposed spending reforms would allow the state to balance its budget without hitting up taxpayers for more revenue.
Illinois is home to the highest workers’ compensation costs in the region, and the weakest manufacturing recovery. New research details pain points and ways to fix the system while protecting worker safety.
House Speaker Mike Madigan ducks responsibility for Illinois' woes, spurns term limits, and minimizes his massive power in a new interview.
Indiana’s sharp rise in union members is due to its robust economic growth and increase in manufacturing jobs, while Illinois’ economy continues to lose factories and sees little growth in union members.
The average cost of workers’ comp for steel workers among neighboring states is under $8 per $100 of payroll compared to nearly $12 in Illinois.
Insurance premiums cost 20 percent of payroll for concrete construction workers in Illinois.
The industry giant’s move comes amid continued disinvestment in Illinois manufacturing.