There are plenty of jobs available in Indiana, but there are also a lot of people still collecting unemployment checks. The state's Department of Workforce Development says the latest numbers show that as of May 1st, just under 200-thousand people were collecting benefits. Indiana's... Read More.
This time last year, unemployment was surging thanks to the coronavirus impacting the area heavily. The area has rebounded nicely with White County reporting an unemployment rate of 5.3% for April. That’s down three-tenths of a percent from March and down a whopping 13.8... Read More.
Springfield, IL – The first annual report issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Office of Diversity and Community Affairs finds that diverse spending by the state’s largest investor-owned utilities has steadily grown from an average of 15% to nearly 33% percent of all procurement... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host junior livestock and horse shows providing Illinois’ youth with an opportunity to show their animals during an unprecedented show season. The Junior Livestock Expo will take place in Springfield over the course of two weekends... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed over 141,000 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending April 11. As of March 1, the department has processed more than 650,000 initial unemployment claims, 12... Read More.
Streaming Services, Cable and Independent Film Projects Lead Expansion of Illinois Film Industry Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Film Office at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity today announced that 2018 saw continued strong increases in film industry spending, wages and job hires... Read More.
Boy it sure smelled good in the Floral Hall on Monday, July 10 with the hundreds of 4-H food projects that were being judged. 4-H’ers were judged on looks, technique, display, and taste of their... Read More.
An Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) funding simulation shows State Senator Jason Barickman’s (R-Bloomington) school funding reform plan would provide a major boost to struggling schools across the state, sending more than a half a billion dollars in funding through an evidence... Read More.
Senator-Elect Dale Fowler visited the Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg campus on Monday, Nov. 21, to learn more about the college, its programs and its students’ needs. After meeting with faculty and administrators, he was given a tour of campus, visiting the Diesel Technology... Read More.