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Peoria, Illinois has 20th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Peoria, Illinois, was nearly 3,500 in the third quarter of 2018, a 157-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Illinois ranked No. 36 in 2019 business climate index

Illinois finished at No. 36 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

GRUNDY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY: Farm to Table Valentine's Dinner to be held Feb. 16

Think outside the heart-shaped box of chocolates this year and treat your darling (or best friend!) to a Valentine's farm to table dinner.

QUAD CITIES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: BIG - Business Information for Growth Database Suite Overview to be held Feb. 14

If you want a deeper dive into market research on the Quad Cities region and beyond, come into the Chamber to access BIG.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 6 in Illinois

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close six of its 23 stores in Illinois

Analysis: Chicago ranks 2nd among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts.

Chicago ranks second worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Only 3 other states, District of Columbia have $15 minimum wage

From DuPage Policy Journal

If a current Senate bill clears the House and is signed into law, Illinois will join three other states and the District of Columbia in soon paying a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

Analysis: Illinois ranked 41st most affected by government shutdown

Illinois ranked No. 41 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

State institution: These 2-year Illinois schools attract the most in-state students

Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus, Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield and Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data

New Moms of Chicago among 'Renewal Awards' finalists

A Chicago-based group that helps young mothers who are living in poverty is one of 15 nonprofits in the U.S. selected to be finalists in The Atlantic and Allstate's "The Renewal Awards," according to a recent press release.

Chicago's Healthy Schools Campaign makes final cut for Allstate's upcoming awards

Chicago’s Healthy Schools Campaign has made the list of finalists in the Allstate Youth Empowerment Awards, a program aimed at producing the next generation of successful leaders.

Analysis: Which college softball program grossed the most in the U.S.

Bradley University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University Chicago top the list of highest grossing college softball programs nationwide in 2016

The reviews are in: Customers are thrilled with Ferd Johnson Painting & Decorating

Local customers keep coming back for more work done by the team at Ferd Johnson Painting and Decorating because, they say, it’s just that good.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

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