June 06, 2013

Contradictions Between Iowa, Illinois Show Uneven Employment

On Friday, the Labor Department will release May jobs data, giving economists a better read on the national labor market. But this much they already know: Unemployment is very uneven, with some states still running nearly double-digit unemployment rates and others hitting full employment. The contrast is especially great between booming Iowa and hard-hit Illinois.

June 05, 2013

Quinn Signs Legislation to Pay off Overdue Bills

More than $1 billion of the state's overdue bills are being paid off. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed legislation that pays down the bill backlog of a number of social service providers.

June 05, 2013

McLean County Bill Tops $500K on Beaman Lawsuit

McLean County says it has spent more than half a million dollars on a federal lawsuit filed by a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 13 years in prison.

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
(Brian Mackey/IPR)
June 02, 2013

Rutherford Makes Gubernatorial Run Official

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it won't be easy for a Republican to be elected governor. But he believes he has the best shot because he's already won a statewide election.

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