Illinois saw a nine percent increase in foreclosures in January compared to the same time last year, according to a report from the firm RealtyTrac."Even though we’ve had a bit of a reprieve in 2011, we see that as somewhat of an artificial reprieve.
The state of Illinois is hoping investors will snap up $800 million worth of bonds next week. The investment world has not looked kindly on Illinois bonds in recent years as the state has struggled with a mountain of debt.
Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
If you’ll be on the toll roads this holiday season, you can expect to share them with 15.4 million other drivers — a three percent increase over last year’s holiday season, according to a statement from the Illinois Tollway.An estimated 200,000 additional cars will use the Tollway on Friday, Decembe
CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate went up slightly in October even as the state added 30,000 more jobs.Officials said Friday that the unemployment rate in Illinois is 10.1 percent, above the national rate of 9 percent.