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State Of Illinois On Its Last Legs

Last week it was reported that the illinois Budget was in dire financial straits making it a perfect candidate for Sa.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJun 19th, 2017

In Illinois, This College Town Won"t Be Eclipsed By August"s Celestial Event

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it.....»»

Category: topSource: npr13 hr. 47 min. ago

What Time Does the Solar Eclipse 2017 Start in My State?

The eclipse will pass through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina as it moves from coast to coast......»»

Category: topSource: newsweek14 hr. 2 min. ago

Federal government warns Cook County on soda tax collection

The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stamp funds from the state of Illinois if Cook County doesn't alter the manner in which the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages has been implemented......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 11th, 2017

Cards Against Humanity Donated $70,000 to Help Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

The profane party card game company is donating money to the Marijuana Policy Project to help support the adult-use legalization effort in its home state......»»

Category: topSource: incAug 7th, 2017

Illinois Makes "Barack Obama Day" State Holiday

Former President Barack Obama got a special present for his birthday this year.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 6th, 2017

The State Of Illinois: A Crisis Of Politics, Not Economics

Illinois is seen as a credit risk hot s.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJul 31st, 2017

Wisconsin"s aglow with Foxconn announcement, but can Illinois share the spotlight?

Wisconsin, a Rust Belt state known for it.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 30th, 2017

In Fiscal Dire Straits, Connecticut Showers State Disability Workers With Overtime Pay

Judging by muni spreads, Illinois is widely considered the most financially t.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 29th, 2017

Illinois Had The Worst Personal Income Growth In The U.S. Over The Past Decade

Submitted by Austin Berg, of IllinoisPolicy.org Illinois’ jobs growth was worse than every neighboring state, and half the neighboring state average from June 2016 to June 2017, according to a new report......»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 29th, 2017

Why Illinois Is In Trouble - 63,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $10 Billion

Authored by Adam Andrzejewski via Forbes.com, The 'Big Dogs' of local government in Illinois. Illinois is broke and continues to flirt with junk bond status. But the state’s financia.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 26th, 2017

Glitches in transfer of 529 college savings plans are resolved, state says

The Illinois treasurer's office now says that.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 25th, 2017

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang For The State"s Bucks

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang For The State"s Bucks.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaJul 25th, 2017

Illinois dodges downgrade to junk as Moody"s affirms rating

(Bloomberg) -- Illinois avoided becoming the first junk-rated U.S. state after Moody’s Investors Service opted to leave its grade unchanged, pushing the price of the state’s bonds to the highest since September......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 20th, 2017

Illinois dodges downgrade to "junk"

Moody's decided on Thursday that it won't downgrade Illinois because the cash-strapped state finally passed its first budget in more than two years.....»»

Category: marketsSource: cnnJul 20th, 2017

Millennials Could Be Key To Illinois" Housing Recovery... But They"re Fleeing The State

Authored by Madelyn Harwood via IllinoisPolicy.org, Illinois loses more millennial taxpayers and dependents to other states than any state except New York; this means Illinois’ distressed housing market is losing a big continge.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 16th, 2017

Illinois "Budget Deal" Is Likely The Death Knell For The State"s $130 Billion Underfunded Pensions

Last August.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 14th, 2017

Illinois avoids downgrade to "junk" -- for now

Illinois narrowly avoided becoming the first U.S. state ever slapped with a "junk" credit rating from S&P Global Ratings after it passed its first budget in more than two years......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 12th, 2017

Bar association sues state over prosecution of lawyers in property tax cases

The Illinois State Bar Association is suing .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 11th, 2017

Illinois appeals court upholds order blocking state soda tax

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a temporary restraining order that's preventing Cook County's sweetened beverage tax from taking effect......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 11th, 2017

Illinois treasurer to governor: No "junk" for credit trunk

The state's Democratic treasurer issued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner an unsolicited to-do list for staving off fiscal failure Monday, directing the Republican to get behind the state's first budget in two years and "dial down the rhetoric.".....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 10th, 2017