Was 2011 a good, bad or ugly year for you?

November 15, 2011

(AP/Rogelio V. Solis)
A recruiter passes out information at a job fair.

Some experts say things have begun to look up for Illinois' businesses and housing market. But it's still an uneven recovery, and many feel left behind.

Changing Gears doesn't want to leave it to the experts to assess how Illinois' economy has fared in 2011. We want to hear real stories from real people. Click here to share yours.