DCEO http://wuis.org en Decatur Job Troubles Spur Business Law http://wuis.org/post/decatur-job-troubles-spur-business-law <p>Thursday's unemployment numbers show Decatur is once again lagging the rest of Illinois. That long-term trend is partly responsible for a new law aimed at changing the way Illinois handles economic development.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Decatur, 13.2 percent of job-seekers can't find work. State Sen. Andy </span>Manar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — a Democrat whose district includes Decatur — says that's part of the reason he thought it was time to blow up the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and start over.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:27:44 +0000 Brian Mackey 7730 at http://wuis.org Decatur Job Troubles Spur Business Law