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.
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.