Friday, October 28th, 2016
Unemployment rate holds steady; record high school graduation rate

Unemployment rate holds at 5.5%The September jobs report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) found a net creation of 7,400 new Illinois payroll jobs for the month. In…

Friday, October 21st, 2016
REAL ID compliance; reducing red tape

Illinois moves closer to REAL ID complianceIllinois is among more than a dozen states considered out of compliance with the 2005 federal law requiring a state ID card (such as…

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Tax revenue declines; help for Illinois businesses

Report indicates tax revenues on the decline The latest monthly revenue report issued by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA), the General Assembly’s nonpartisan budget watchdog office, indicated…

Friday, October 7th, 2016
U of I receives good credit rating; Illinois a leader in vocational ed

Moody’s grades U of I credit among the best in IllinoisAs the state continues to grapple with low credit ratings, there was some good news for one state institution. In…