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economy

Economic Growth Rate Accelerating In Illinois

This is according to the University of Illinois Flash Index, which is at 104 this month, up from 103.2 last month.

11/02/2012

Illinois

Slow Recovery for Illinois’ Economy

This is four months in a row that the index has shown economic growth.

07/05/2012

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Illinois Economy Improving

A University of Illinois study indicates the state’s economy is expanding for the first time since 2008.

04/05/2012

Unemployment

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.”

04/02/2011