• Illinois unemployment drops in March

    by  • April 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    State officials say unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent. that’s its lowest level since 2009. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday that March unemployment was down from 8.7 percent in February. But the department noted that new-job creation was still down for the month by about 3,200 jobs. that’s...

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    Director warns of layoffs at DCFS

    by  • April 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The interim director of Illinois’ child welfare agency is warning state lawmakers against budget cuts. Several state agencies have said they’d have to lay off employees if the state income tax rate is reduced. Income taxes are scheduled to drop next year. Democratic state Representative Greg Harris says if the tax goes down, resulting...

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