As U.S. lifts sanctions, downstate lawmakers tout state’s agribusiness, commerce opportunities with island and envision a new export boom.
Mitsubishi Exits, What’s Illinois’ Next Move?
A public-private task force seeks a new buyer or tenant for the automaker’s mammoth plant. But government may be reluctant to sweeten a deal with tax credits or other incentives, a Rescuing Illinois report finds.
Pain on Way: Illinois’ Budget Cuts Hit Home
Cash-strapped cities, towns and suburbs set to slash public safety, reduce pension costs, tap rainy day funds and explore bankruptcy, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.
When Wal-Mart Comes Calling
Government leaders of an affluent Chicago suburb were forced to referee a nasty fight between its residents and a famous Big Box retailer. That battle is over but the store war may only be starting, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.