Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are exchanging jabs over which state reigns supreme for economic growth.Walker told Illinois business groups in Springfield Tuesday that if he isn't re-elected, his state will experience the financial issues that Illinois is currently facing.
Illinois voters who've made up their minds ahead of the March 20th primary don't have to wait any longer, as early voting begins Monday across the state.Chicago voters have 51 locations to choose from for early voting, while suburban Cook County voters can pick from 43 locations.
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.