January 27, 2013

Manufacturing Layoffs Drove Decatur Jobless Rate

While jobless rates were falling in most of Illinois' metropolitan areas in December, they were driven higher for a second straight month in Decatur by temporary layoffs at manufacturers like Caterpillar.


January 26, 2013

Ameren Seeks Higher Gas Delivery Rates

Ameren Illinois has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission to raise its delivery rates on natural gas. The company says it seeks an additional $50 million in cost recovery for delivering natural gas to customers.


January 22, 2013

Indiana Gov. Pence Outlines Vision for State

Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence delivered his first State of the State address on Tuesday night.Gov. Pence spent the bulk of his half hour speech touting his proposed budget.


January 17, 2013

AFSCME Continues Court Fight in Prison Closures

Despite an announcement from Governor Pat Quinn, and a state Supreme Court ruling, Illinois’ prison workers union says nothing is finalized on the closure of correctional facilities.


January 11, 2013

GasBuddy: Gasoline Prices To Be Lower in 2013

The average price of a gallon of gas in the U-S reached records highs in 2011 and 2012. But the Patrick DeHaan of the gasoline price tracking website GasBuddy.com predicts that gasoline prices will come down a bit for 2013, getting close to 2011 levels.


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