illinois economy reports

Illinois seeks waiver from SNAP work requirements

As the federal farm bill moves forward, Illinois has once again asked for a waiver from the federal requirement for able-bodied adults without children to work to get food assistance.

Retailers wary of Pritzker’s promise to increase statewide minimum wage

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker this week announced his Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Committee, which features members of the labor and business communities. One member, the president of an Illinois business group, is asking state policymakers to consider the full effects…

As Amazon passes on Illinois, business community asks why

Despite offering over $1 billion in tax incentives and other perks to lure online retail giant Amazon, Illinois won’t get the company’s $5 billion investment or thousands of high-paying jobs.

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