Nearly half of unemployed people in Illinois have given up on finding work

Brendan Bakala / JOBS + GROWTH MAY 12, 2017 A new survey from Harris Poll for Express Employment Professionals shows that nearly half of unemployed people in Illinois have given up looking for work. Forty-four percent of unemployed Illinoisans have given up on finding a job, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll …

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Illinois state lawmakers are taking paychecks despite not passing a budget

Illinois state lawmakers are taking paychecks despite not passing a budget for nearly 700 days. One might assume they’d be working around the clock to earn them. But Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has called the House into session for less than six hours in the entire month of May. Meanwhile, the House has spent hours playing …

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High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll

Studies: High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois imposes a higher tax burden on its businesses than most of its Midwest neighbors, according to newly released economic data that some observers say proves the state lags in attracting businesses. An April Anderson Economic Group …

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