While effective property tax rates might be on the decline in some communities, census data show Illinois families are seeing a larger share of their household budgets eaten up by property tax bills.View Report
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.
A high cost of doing business and little reason to hope for reform can be enough for Illinois’ small businesses to look elsewhere for success.
As federal and state officials sound the alarm about opioid abuse, Illinois lawmakers should take steps to root it out of the workers’ compensation system.
Members of the General Assembly have already filed motions to attempt to override some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes. Many of these are bad bills that will hurt taxpayers.
A factory expected to employ 4,000 workers will not be coming to Illinois. Intersect Illinois cites the lack of a statewide Right-to-Work law and a dearth of shovel-ready sites as the main culprits.
As opioid abuse ravages Illinois, lawmakers must take action to root out overprescription in the state’s workers’ compensation system.
Until Illinois lawmakers get serious about economic growth, don’t expect the state’s jobs trend to get off the depressing path it’s been treading for years.
House Bill 2622 would create a state-run workers’ compensation insurance company, while failing to address the real problems with Illinois’ workers’ compensation system – the most expensive in the region.
Illinois has sued a pharmaceutical company over opioid marketing, yet state lawmakers refuse to reform a workers’ compensation system that encourages the overprescription of dangerous drugs.