regional farmland price index en 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