The Census Bureau announced recently that it would be changing the questions it asks to determine how many Americans are uninsured. The previous questionnaire asked about having coverage at any time in the last year. The Bureau maintains that the old question inflated the numbers of uninsured and is opting for a new set of questions.
Economic growth in Illinois remains shaky, according to the State Monitor report released by BMO Capital Markets Economics. Factory output has cooled, due to decreased global demand for major exports such as machinery and electronics.