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  • Governor’s Opening Act on Jobs

    Rauner signed an Executive Order Jan. 19 to increase hiring opportunities for minorities and veterans by first evaluating the existing level of job opportunities. read more...
  • Illinois Energy: Job Creation Awaits

    According to a study conducted for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the potential benefits of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract oil and natural gas resources from deep underground could mean up to 47,000 jobs and more than $9 billion in economic impact for Illinois. read more...
  • Preparing for New Energy Jobs

    One downstate Illinois community college says it offer a degree program beginning this fall to educate workers in preparation for the new job opportunities in the state’s growing oil and gas industry. read more...
  • More Food Stamps; Fewer Jobs

    According to the Illinois Policy Institute, an independent research organization, Illinois ranked last among the 12 Midwest states in job creation during 2014. The IPI report also revealed that the number of Illinois households receiving food stamps last year hit a record high of 1,073,279. read more...
  • Reducing Heroin Fatalities

    Republican State Senator Michael Connelly is sponsoring legislation this spring to expand a suburban Chicago program that provides emergency medical care to prevent heroin drug overdoses. read more...

Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Douglas County in 2015

            

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