Fred Giertz

Economic Growth Rate Accelerating In IllinoisThis is according to the University of Illinois Flash Index, which is at 104 this month, up from 103.2 last month.
Slow Recovery for Illinois' Economy This is four months in a row that the index has shown economic growth.
Illinois Economy Improving A University of Illinois study indicates the state’s economy is expanding for the first time since 2008.
Illinois' Economy Continues Slow But Steady Rise“A relatively small increase,” says economist Fred Giertz, who compiles the Illinois Flash Index, “but it continues the pattern that’s been true since May of last year of a steady increase.”

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