economy en Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black...Temporarily <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state took in over a billion dollars more in taxes than the prior year, thanks to an uptick in sales tax money.&#160; Personal income tax revenue also rose , but the amount coming from corporate income taxes dropped. It's something Jim </span>Muschinske<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a budget forecaster for the state, said was predicted.</span><p>"That was not unexpected. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:43:04 +0000 Hannah Meisel 56331 at Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black...Temporarily "Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><p>Illinois' economy was slow to feel the effects of the Great Recession, and has been slow to recover from it. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:19:01 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55942 at "Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth Pulling Few Punches on Economic Issues <p>Christianity’s season of Lent is underway, a good time to sacrifice a little time to read Pope Francis’ book "The Joy of the Gospel.” Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:38:22 +0000 Bill Knight 50103 at Pulling Few Punches on Economic Issues The Servant Economy <p>When President Obama delivers his 2013 State of the Union address, remember a comment he made at last year’s State of the Union speech: "Our workers are the most productive on Earth, and if the playing field is level, I promise you: America will always win.”</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:50:58 +0000 Bill Knight 27685 at The Servant Economy The Rural Midwest Economy <p>Illinois’ economy has been affected by the drought and other negatives, plus improved retail sales and home sales, but its overall Rural Mainstreet Index remains below neutral, according to the new assessment of Creighton University’s monthly poll of area business executives.<br><br>The state’s Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fell in August, says the project out of Creighton’s marketing and public relations department at its Omaha campus. It’s the third consecutive month Illinois’ RMI was below growth neutral.<br> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:23:47 +0000 Bill Knight 22202 at The Rural Midwest Economy