Opinion: For many Illinoisans, the next recession has arrived

Illinois is not working. Since the end of the Great Recession, most members of the Illinois General Assembly have taken one of two approaches to this throbbing reality. The first is to close their eyes, plug their ears and babble. The second is to make things worse. Now, this political aversion to growth is coming […]

Bipartisan opposition to resurrecting legislative scholarship program

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK State lawmakers dolling out scholarships to state universities was unfunded, abused and ultimately abolished in 2012. There’s an effort to bring...

Tech innovations help farmers see value in manure

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A University of Illinois Agriculture Professor believes technology is changing the way farmers view manure. Professor Richard Gates not only runs...

Congressmen: Fostering health insurance competition could lower premiums

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A congressman from Illinois and one from Texas say getting rid of the individual health insurance mandate and other regulations will...

Illinois single-family home construction ten times lower than neighbors

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK All of Illinois’ neighboring states have at least ten times the rate of growth of single-family home construction than the Land...

Democrats, who haven’t passed balanced budget in years, accuse Rauner of unbalanced budget plan

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget balanced? Democrats have said “no” for the past two years and now are repeating the...

Judge denies AG Madigan’s request to block state workers’ pay

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois state workers will continue to be paid despite Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s challenge. A St. Clair County judge ruled Thursday...

Illinois ranked among least happy states

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois ranked in the bottom third for happiness, according to the latest Gallup poll that measured overall well-being in the country....

First cohort of minority entrepreneurs set to begin networking next month

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Beginning next month, state government will start a business incubator for minority entrepreneurs who will receive specialized training and coaching to...

Midwest suffers third consecutive year of decreasing farmland values

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The Midwest has seen a third consecutive year of decreasing farmland values. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago stated in its...

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