The civic center opened three decades ago around the time the much larger Allstate Arena did in Rosemont, but never packed in the same crowds. Taxpayer subsidies kept the lights on, and the facility broke even last year after expenses were slashed by 30 percent.
CHICAGO | The local manufacturing sector has been surging lately, but overall economic growth in the U.S. has been slow and anemic, according to an economist who spoke Thursday.
A senior economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will give a talk about the state of the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector.
Nobel-winning economist and Gary native Joseph Stiglitz earned another accolade, this time for his research on income inequality.
Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.
Small business owners face lower tax bills in Indiana and Illinois than they would in more than half of all other states, according a recent study.
HAMMOND | The economic recession and the Gulf oil spill may have affected the perception of energy markets in the United States.
The Amateur Numeric Society for Economic Evaluation -- ANSEE -- met recently at a Hoosier casino. Arthur Average sipped his non-carbonated, non-caffeinated, non-caloric drink before suggesting, "The multiplier is in the range of 7 to 9."
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois should become a manufacturing leader in the Midwest and shouldn't rely solely on other states to buy its goods.
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