Caterpillar http://wuis.org en Maufacturing Losses Lead To Decatur's Rise In Unemployment http://wuis.org/post/maufacturing-losses-lead-decaturs-rise-unemployment <p>Illinois has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation.&nbsp; And Decatur has the highest in the state.<br><br>Caterpillar announced hundreds of layoffs this summer and that is now showing up in the jobless rate.&nbsp; Decatur's rate has gone up to 13.2 percent, 2 full percentage points above where it was a year ago.&nbsp; And it's also at the highest level it's been this time of year in about three decades. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:18:15 +0000 Sean Crawford 7728 at http://wuis.org Maufacturing Losses Lead To Decatur's Rise In Unemployment Illinois Business Coalition Calls For Immigration Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/illinois-business-coalition-calls-immigration-overhaul <p>A somewhat unlikely coalition is calling on Illinois' Congressional delegation to support an overhaul of the nation's immigration policy. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:21:43 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5901 at http://wuis.org