The political campaign economy The GOP Presidential primary race is headed to Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch looks at what campaign spending means for the state’s economy. The Detroit News has a similar look at what it meant in Michigan.
Another one bites the dust Indiana-based Bright Automotive is shutting its doors, after failing to receive a new round of funding from the Department of Energy.
Soot riddance Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants are closing, partner station WBEZ reports.
Bringing the big gun Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to make a jobs announcement today on the West Side of Chicago. And the Chicago Tribune reports the mayor is bringing Bill Clinton along.
We’re #1 (and #1)! Illinois has both the top county for corn production and the top county for soybean production.
$63 million That’s how much visitors to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spent in nearby communities in 2010.
Turning a corner? The Federal Reserve says there are some bright spots in Cleveland’s economy. Partner station WCPN Ideastream has the story.
$29 million That’s all you have to spend if you want to own Michael Jordan’s suburban Chicago home.