A graph showing the progress of the Flash Index to the state economy.
U of I Institute of Government & Public Affairs
January 05, 2016

Flash Index To State Economy Falls In December

The Flash Index to the Illinois economy fell to 105.5 in December, from its November level of 106.1. Any reading above 100 reflects economic growth. But the December reading was the lowest in 2015 --- in fact the lowest reading since March, 2013.

Read More
Listen

Graphic of bag full of "Retirement" cash.
fllckr
December 21, 2015

Illinois Considers Taxing Retirement Income

Illinois’ top leaders have put off discussing how to resolve the state’s budget impasse until January. But given the state's growing deficit, they'll eventually confront the problem, including the need to find new revenue sources for state government.  The leading group for retirees is on the offensive over one particular tax break.

Read More
Listen

In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters about the Illinois budget at the State Capitol in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 31, 2015

Rauner: November Meeting With Leaders More For Media

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the state's Democratic legislative leaders are scheduled to meet on November 18th in an effort to end Illinois' budget impasse.  But when asked about it Friday, Rauner said the open public meeting is more for the media's benefit than real compromise.

Read More

Page 12 of 13 pages ‹ First  < 10 11 12 13 >


WILL Highlights

Classical BTS logo

Classical:BTS

Stories behind the people working within the classical music discipline in central Illinois


The 21st

21st century radio for the 21st state. Weekdays at 11 am on WILL-AM 580.