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.
DANVILLE -- Hundreds of people are losing their jobs.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state has had a stack of IOU's for years.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been quick to react to the governor's proposed budget, and just as fast when it comes to laying blame.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers will have to do some hard things to avoid a nasty state budget next year according to the governor.
DANVILLE -- New stores are bringing new life to the city.
CHAMPAIGN -- Tuesday's budget address wasn't all bad news.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of people in Illinois rely on unemployment checks when times are tough.
DANVILLE -- Workers at FreightCar America are bracing for layoffs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some politicians may be heading back to class.
ILLINOIS -- Investors aren't too scared by our state's big money troubles.
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.
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DECATUR -- Caterpillar workers are bracing for the worst.
DECATUR -- The country's top fishermen are taking on Lake Decatur, and that means more tourists and money for the city.
MAHOMET -- It's a busy stretch of road with a lot of potential.
DECATUR -- The lake might be drying up, but it's a different story for businesses on the water.