Illinois lost 8,900 jobs in March and still has fewer jobs than in the year 2000

Illinois lost 8,900 jobs in March and still has fewer jobs than in the year 2000, while businesses are creating more opportunities in neighboring states. A new economic release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that surrounding states continue to outpace Illinois on the road to economic recovery and prosperity. Illinois’ economic weakness is a long-term problem …

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Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan reportedly uses his large quantity of Cubs and White Sox tickets as gifts for his political volunteers

Madigan has spent nearly $170,000 in campaign funds on baseball tickets in 2017 Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan reportedly uses his large quantity of Cubs and White Sox tickets as gifts for his political volunteers, but his history with professional sports teams in Chicago isn’t so generous. From Illinois Policy April 2017 Illinois House Speaker …

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Amazon received more than $112 million in EDGE tax credits in 2016

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Amazon received more than $112 million in EDGE tax credits in 2016 In exchange for more than $112 million in tax breaks, Amazon promised to expand its Illinois operations and hire 7,200 new employees in Aurora, Monee and Joliet. In exchange for more than $112 million in tax breaks, Amazon …

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