Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

One federal tax change could determine whether Illinois sinks or swims

One federal tax change could determine whether Illinois sinks or swims

Illinois hasn’t had a balanced budget since 2001. A lot of that has to do with the nation’s worst pension crisis and warped spending priorities. But the state’s No. 1 budget problem is simple: people. If Illinois just broke even on people coming and going to and from other states, there might not be much...

By Austin Berg

Illinois loses out on new Toyota-Mazda factory

Illinois loses out on new Toyota-Mazda factory

A factory expected to employ 4,000 workers will not be coming to Illinois. Intersect Illinois cites the lack of a statewide Right-to-Work law and a dearth of shovel-ready sites as the main culprits.

By Brendan Bakala