(CHICAGO) Site Selection Magazine has announced Illinois as a top state for businesses looking to relocate. In fact, Illinois was named third in the 2017 Governor’s Cup rankings. It’s the second year in a row that the Land of Lincoln has received this honor, a recognition awarded to states with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita. Illinois had 419 total projects during 2017, coming in behind only Texas and Ohio. The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area remained the top metropolitan area of one million or more for new and expanded facilities with 402 projects. In addition, micropolitan areas in Illinois that were named for their projects include, Effingham, Rochelle, Paducah, and Ottawa-Peru.
(CHICAGO) The State Attorney General’s Office has announced its list of Top 10 consumer complaints for 2017. Identity Theft was the top problem reported to the AG’s Office with 2,511 complaints received from consumers across Illinois last year. The second highest complaint came from Education, which included student loan debt and loan counseling. Consumer Debt was third highest, followed by Construction/Home Improvements, Telecommunications, Promotions/Schemes, Used Auto Sales, Internet/Mail Order Products, Motor Vehicle/Non-Warranty Repair, and New Auto Sales all rounding out the top ten list. Overall, the Attorney General’s Office received 24,669 complaints last year in 2017.
(SPRINGFIELD) Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration now says it plans to rebuild dormitories at the Quincy Veterans Home where Legionnaires’ disease continues to be a problem. The news came yesterday during meetings of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees in Springfield. The three to five year plan replaces a plumbing replacement proposal which officials believe would not be a good use of money, plus cause too much disruption. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by bacteria in water vapor that’s inhaled. Thirteen Quincy residents have died from the pneumonia-like disease since discovered in 2015.