Analysis of the Mess Illinois Finds Itself – Fact 18

A continuation of the analysis of the current situation in Illinois by WirePoints: Fact 18 18. Manufacturing jobs collapse. More than 300,000 working and middle class Illinoisans lost their manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2015. Illinois experienced the worst manufacturing jobs recovery since the Great Recession … Continue reading

Six Months of Manufacturing Data Shows Continued Pessimism in IL Economy

A press release from the Technology & Manufacturing Association: SCHAUMBURG, IL – In the sixth month of the Technology and Manufacturing Association’s (TMA’s) monthly manufacturing survey, manufacturers’ optimism in the Illinois economy remains weak while their belief in the US … Continue reading

McSweeney Proposes No Income Taxes on Manufacturing Firms

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Rep. David McSweeney Proposes Legislation to Help Create Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Springfield, Illinois—State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) hopes to help create manufacturing jobs in Illinois by exempting manufacturers from the state’s … Continue reading

Dick Durbin Gets a Crystal Lake Photo Op

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin came to Crystal Lake Thursday. As I drove to his McHenry County College appearance, I saw Oberweis yard signs along Route 14. Ostensibly, Durbin was here to tour the next robotics lab at McHenry County College. … Continue reading

Illinois’ Problem with Attracting Business

Chicago Tribune business columnist Paul Rosenthal has writes some truths today about the Illinois business climate that the Democrats running Illinois should, but won’t listen to. “Here is Illinois, where the lengthy list of benefits for business is matched by … Continue reading