Gov. Quinn’s job approval rating is just 26% http://illin.is/TaFmqt
Illinois will spend more on pensions than on education by 2016 http://illin.is/OYl7vv
At the DNC, Gov. Quinn quoted John Adams, "facts are stubborn things." If Quinn wants to talk about the facts, then let’s talk about the #QuinnFacts.
Illinois has 6,968 units of local government, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s preliminary 2012 Census of Governments, released last week. Considering the state’s population of 12.8 million, that means there’s one governmental body for about every 1,800 residents.
8 Illinois companies are laying off a total of 1,220 workers over the next few months, according to the latest Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act report. The figure for August was up about 50% from July’s tally of 800. http://illin.is/Og76O9
Chicago has the worst entrepreneurship rate among the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Wait, I take that back: we’re tied at the bottom with the post-apocalyptic wasteland known as Detroit. Chicago is tied with Detroit. http://illin.is/MXT2bz