Governor Pat Quinn departs today for the annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference, where he will speak with Japanese business leaders. The governor says he's confident he can drum up support for Illinois business, despite the relatively poor condition of Illinois' economy.
The most recent numbers, from last month, say 9.2 percent of Illinoisans who are looking for work can’t find it. That’s the second-worst unemployment rate in the U.S., behind only Nevada.
A conversation with Arthur Herman, author of Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, about the contributions of American business during the second World War, with focus on St. Louis area businesses.