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.

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June 06, 2013

Caterpillar CEO Endorses Rauner for Governor

One of Illinois' top business leaders and one of the most vocal critics of the state's financial mess is endorsing Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner for governor.

June 06, 2013

Rockford Bishop: Sponsoring Boy Scouts Still OK

The head of the Catholic diocese in Rockford says parishes in his region can keep sponsoring Boy Scout troops after the scouting group's national organization said it'd start allowing openly gay members.

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.

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