Job-poaching campaigns have mixed success in Illinois

Rockford Register Star | rrstar.com

For months, drivers had a hard time leaving Illinois without passing a billboard begging the state’s businesses to leave the Land of Lincoln, too.

Both Wisconsin and Indiana launched separate but equally pointed public relations campaigns after Gov. Pat Quinn approved a set of tax rate hikes in January. Although both states have cooled their ad campaigns, other states — South Dakota being the latest — continue to make public pushes in the Prairie State for disaffected Illinois businesses. Read more.