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.
At the end of the second part of a morning-long surgery Tuesday, Rockford veterinarian Charles Wimmer fully extended the hind legs of his patient, a German shepherd named Gunther, to test their flexibility.
Gunther’s owner, Kari Kobus, was amazed.
“That’s the most his leg has been able to extend for months,” she said. Read more.
A popular public worker benefit, once designed to make up for lower pay, now costs Rock River Valley taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year at a time of unprecedented financial stress. Read more.