ILLINOIS -- Four years after the recession caused the loss of millions of jobs, some workers are finding new careers.
ILLINOIS -- A new report ranks Illinois as the Worst Run State in the Country.
Shopping locally is especially worthwhile when it comes to desserts!
Did you know that, if every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at a local business, instead of a national chain, more than $9 billion would be directly returned to our economy.
The holidays are a good time to re-emphasize the importance of shopping locally.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Board of Higher Education is instructing university leaders to prepare "worst-case scenario" budgets.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Changes in funding would directly impact UI. University leaders say a change in the budget could have a significant impact.
ILLINOIS -- Huge amounts of student debt are adding up for an age group you wouldn't expect.
ILLINOIS -- Small business owners say the election of CEO Bruce Rauner is a turning point for Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- When it comes to the state's economy and jobs, we sometimes pale in comparison to other states.
Update: 4:47 pm, 10/24/14, Friday VERMILION COUNTY -- Unemployment rates fell last month. The state reports rates went from 9.7 to 8.2%.
ILLINOIS -- A new law is helping state agencies crack down on businesses and retailers which aren't paying their taxes. One target is gas stations.
NATIONAL -- Inflation affects everything, including the cost of food you eat everyday.
Update: 6:18 pm, 10/13/14, Monday ILLINOIS -- When it comes to funding small business, Illinois gets high marks.
ILLINOIS -- Recent reports say it could take Illinois years to recover from the 2008 recession.
CHAMPAIGN -- One area where Illinois trails is job opportunities for black men. Statistics show fewer than half are working.
ILLINOIS -- “Business friendly" may not describe the Land of Lincoln after it ranks second from last in a new study.
SPRINGFIELD -- Times are changing for business owners. The push to go green is more popular and saving money could be the biggest reason why.
ILLINOIS -- On average, women still make almost a third less than men for the same job. That difference could be holding our economy back.
ILLINOIS -- A new report shows many people born in Illinois, aren't staying here.
ILLINOIS -- More people were working in the state last month than in the past six years. It's because more than 11,000 jobs were added.
DANVILLE -- The old arena is due to learn some new tricks.
ILLINOIS -- Don't make plans to visit some historic sites until you check their hours.
Update: 5:10 pm, 7/30/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- More tourists are visiting the area and more visitors mean more money.
ILLINOIS -- The state's personal income tax could be driving down Illinois' economy.
ILLINOIS -- The state has been paying down its debt, but not everyone is impressed.
Update: 5:49 pm, 7/15/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Medical marijuana is one step closer to being legal in the state.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is requesting more money from the state for the 2016 fiscal year.
ILLINOIS -- Fewer people are seeking unemployment benefits.
ILLINOIS -- Judy Baar Topinka is warning of a $2 billion collapse for the state.
ILLINOIS -- With Illinois in a budget crisis, the state has tried to cut wasteful spending out of the 2015 budget. But does it solve the problem?
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn stands by his decision to make cuts to the 2015 state budget.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of people are reacting to the tweaks Governor Quinn made to the budget.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture is challenging you to buy Illinois-made products.
ILLINOIS -- By 2020, the goal is to attract 75,000 new jobs to the state. People who helped put the plan together say it's already off to a good start.
ILLINOIS -- Historic landmarks face budget cuts which could force them to reduce hours and employees.
SPRINGFIELD -- Debate about increasing the minimum wage heats up as the proposal reaches the November ballot.
RANTOUL -- The mayor hopes a new marketing strategy will attract businesses to town.
ILLINOIS -- It's Small Business Week and some owners say the state could be doing more to help them.
Update: 10:11 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Taking a day off is always a treat, but it also has an added bonus. It can help you boost the economy.
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.