CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The local economy is growing.
Update: 10:04 pm, 3/29/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- A temporary tax hike could be extended much longer than originally planned.
URBANA -- More signs the economy hasn't totally recovered; 31 jobs are being cut at the Dart Container Company.
Update: 5:35 pm, 3/27/14, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of union workers from all over the state showed up at the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- A plan to increase the minimum wage is moving forward.
NATIONAL -- A growing number of people in the workforce are calling it quits.
ILLINOIS -- One of the state's top leaders says our budget is a ticking time bomb, and unless everyone comes to the table in the next few weeks, there could be some problems.
NATIONAL -- Most Americans plan to save the tax refunds they're expecting this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- For the past few years, Indiana has taken businesses away from Illinois. But now, developers from Indiana are bringing a national business to Champaign.
URBANA -- The way people buy groceries is changing around the U.S.
CHAMPAIGN -- A first-of-its-kind competition is having an impact on the town's economy.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local company is expanding.
ILLINOIS -- More than a quarter million residents said "sayonara" to the Land of Lincoln between 1992 - 2010.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you follow the state news headlines, you might be a little confused.
NATIONAL -- Illinois is one of the top states in business growth.
SPRINGFIELD -- Under a proposal from the speaker of the Illinois house, corporations across the state could see their income tax rates slashed in half.
Update: 6:05 pm ILLINOIS -- Governor Pat Quinn's critics are saying his camp is looking at Illinois with rose-colored glasses.
Update: 6:04 pm ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday morning and talked a lot about education.
CHAMPAIGN -- The cold weather is doing damage to some business' bottom lines.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The local housing market is getting better.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're searching for work, the state says, "look harder, there are jobs out there."
ILLINOIS -- Here's something you don't hear too often, hope appears to be on the horizon for the state's economy.
CHAMPAIGN -- Large retailers kick of the holiday shopping season with door buster deals. But local businesses are hoping Small Business Saturday can make a big impact on their bottom line.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state hopes upgrades to the convention center will have a ripple effect.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of new jobs are closer to coming.
PARIS -- Hundreds of jobs are headed to Edgar County.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- An effort to create more jobs in the state is also giving students a more comfortable learning environment.
NATIONAL -- There is some good economic news to report. The federal deficit is at its lowest level since 2008.
NATIONAL -- The world's largest retailer plans to promote more than 25,000 of its workers by the end of January.
DECATUR -- ADM wants millions of dollars in tax breaks to stay in the state, but taxpayers say that's not fair.
DANVILLE -- Mayor Eisenhauer is fighting to keep some state jobs in the city.
SPRINGFIELD -- Twenty-four hours after the U.S. Senate and House reached a deal to re-open the government, we have an idea of how much the shutdown cost.
Update: 6:07 pm, 10/15/13, Tuesday NATIONAL -- U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R) will serve on a committee working on finalizing the farm bill.
TUSCOLA -- The city is in the running for a fertilizer treatment plant.
NATIONAL -- The partial government shutdown is causing a ripple effect that's being felt from coast to coast.
URBANA -- New businesses are giving the city's economy a big boost.
NATIONAL -- Families who've lost loved ones serving our country are now being hit with another blow.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the biggest ripple effects of the government shutdown has been in the tourism industry.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of federal workers thought they'd be back on the job by now, but as days go by, their hope for a quick resolution to the shutdown is starting to fade.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is seeing a boost in tourism numbers.
CHAMPAIGN -- Several downtown business owners are banding together to help a new company get off the ground.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois leaders are probably watching the Motor City right now.
Update: 10:04 pm, 7/13/13, Saturday
SPRINGFIELD -- More people are visiting our state and that means more money is flowing into our economy.
ILLINOIS -- The latest unemployment numbers for the state show our economy may have improved in some cities.
SPRINGFIELD -- Legalizing same-sex marriage could bring a boost to the state's economy according to a new report released by UCLA.
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost half the state's budget goes to grants.
DANVILLE -- The NJCAA Tournament looks to bring in more than $2 million this week.
ILLINOIS -- Business leaders are saying "no" to a possible increase in minimum wage.
CHAMPAIGN -- State cuts are trickling down and city leaders are doing something about it.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is proposing a new plan to chip away at the state's mountain of unpaid bills.