Springfield, IL – There has been a number of recent media reports touting Illinois’ falling unemployment rate as evidence of an improving economy. As the late broadcaster Paul Harvey would tell his listeners, stand by for “the rest of the story.”
“The Rest Of The Story”
The state’s economy, job opportunities and the quality of life for working families is not a political issue although politics has and does play a role. There is no getting around the fact that one party and its policies have dominated Illinois government for more than a decade. But, let’s set aside the politics and look at the details behind the recent headlines.
A struggling economy impacts all of us and especially those who do not currently have the opportu...