ILLINOIS -- Here's something you don't hear too often, hope appears to be on the horizon for the state's economy.
GIBSON CITY -- Town leaders are considering a change to downtown they hope will light the way for new business.
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CHAMPAIGN -- It's been a busy season for business owners around here.
CHAMPAIGN -- County Market, Ace Hardware and now a Hilton Hotel will soon have new addresses.
DECATUR -- A new furniture store could be on the way to town.
CHAMPAIGN -- The county's chamber of commerce told the city council the business climate is better somewhere else.
DANVILLE -- Gas prices in town dipped below $3.00 per gallon.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois State Police are taking another step toward concealed-carry.
URBANA -- New businesses are giving the city's economy a big boost.
NATIONAL -- Employees around the country at some businesses, like Safeway, may not think of ACA as a bonus.
CHAMPAIGN -- A business owner is out thousands of dollars. Copper was stolen from his equipment.
LOGAN COUNTY -- It's been less than a year since Illinois legalized video gaming.
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Campus is buzzing with students again after a quiet summer. Move in day started Sunday at UI.
CHAMPAIGN -- Several downtown business owners are banding together to help a new company get off the ground.
CHAMPAIGN -- City leaders hope, if they build it, business will come.
SPRINGFIELD -- Women and minorities could have a leg up in the business world.
STEWARDSON -- Every woman wants to feel unique, even if you live in a small city.
SPRINGFIELD -- The past few years, Wisconsin has been trying to lure companies out of Illinois, but that plan hasn't been a total success.
ST. JOSEPH -- From wine to fudge one business in Our Town is known as "the elderberry people."
PAXTON -- Small businesses are doubling their sales and shop owners say it's thanks to a new selling technique.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Comptroller's Office is doing its part to help with flood recovery efforts.
TOLONO -- A Champaign County woman says she's had enough of doing business in the state, so she's leaving town.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is getting some heat for his plan to help pay off Illinois' old bills.
DECATUR -- Business owners will be hit hard and forced to pay thousands more to the city, but some say it's better than the alternative.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is working on ways to help businesses grow, but that can't happen without input first.
DANVILLE -- The NJCAA Tournament looks to bring in more than $2 million this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- For every two prisoners released in Illinois, one will likely wind up back behind bars.
ILLINOIS -- Business leaders are saying "no" to a possible increase in minimum wage.
DANVILLE -- New stores are bringing new life to the city.
SPRINGFIELD -- It looks like Illinois is a hot spot for corporate companies.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Kid to Know's passion about his hobby could be his ticket to success.
BLOOMINGTON -- Big changes are on the horizon for State Farm Insurance.
URBANA -- Three new businesses could soon be selling or serving alcohol in town.
CHAMPAIGN -- More businesses are moving in downtown.
PEORIA -- One company nearly lured out of Illinois by states with higher tax benefits continues to grow here.
CHAMPAIGN -- New business are setting up shop in the city.
CHAMPAIGN -- One of the nation's fastest-growing burger chains is coming to town.
URBANA -- A new resale store is bringing in new finds and new jobs.
CHAMPAIGN -- A small Central Illinois business is going global.
CHAMPAIGN - URBANA -- A group is working to keep your dollars right here in town.
CHAMPAIGN -- Many people in our area are looking jobs.
DECATUR -- Local businesses are being targeted, but in a god way.
MATTOON -- Job seekers turned out to see what area employers had to offer Thursday.
UI -- The UI Flash Index shows a slower recovery than previous recessions.
FARMER CITY -- If you want a good laugh and a good haircut, Our Town has just the place.
CHAMPAIGN -- A fast food restaurant is coming back to Campus-town.
ARCOLA -- A family recipe blossoms into a local favorite for people looking to enjoy a delicious dip.
Urbana -- Not everyone is kicking-back this Labor Day. One family is hard at work, opening-up a new store called "Judy's Merchandise Outlet."