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.
Updated on 11/15/11 at 11:20 a.m.A new study shows that Cook County’s persistent shortage of affordable rental housing has gotten even worse in recent years.For years, the constraint on affordable housing came from the overheated real estate market.
Consumers rebounded in July to boost spending by the most in five months. The increase is likely to ease fears that the U.S. economy is on the verge of another recession.The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending rose 0.8 percent in July.