Friday, April 28th, 2017
Unemployment rate falls; slight revenue growth

Mixed news on employment, still a long way to goThere was some mixed news from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) last week when they reported that Illinois’ unemployment…

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Agency consolidation; improved travel info website

Governor begins consolidation of IHPA into IDNR Governor Rauner issued an executive order earlier this month which would start the process of moving the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) into…

Friday, April 14th, 2017
Budget situation “unsustainable”; Illinoisans leaving for Indiana

Moody’s labels Illinois’ budget situation “unsustainable”Moody’s Investor Services, the globally-followed credit-rating firm which has downgraded debt securities issued by the state of Illinois and its affiliates in the recent past,…

Friday, April 7th, 2017
Budget progress elusive; banning contraband in state prisons

More political games on the budget, but no progressThis week we saw a party-line vote on an irresponsible stopgap budget that does nothing to move us closer to a full-year…