blog postsFlash Index indicates Illinois economy continues to stallDec 3, 2002 9:00 am0 views The Illinois economy continues to be stalled.UI Flash Index drops to 100Dec 4, 2008 9:00 am0 views The Illinois economy continues to slide along with the national economy, according to the UI Flash Index. Gov. Ryan to discuss death penaltyDec 17, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan is scheduled to speak Thursday (Dec. 19) at the University of Illinois College of Law about the role of the state's chief executive in administering the death penalty.Flash Index indicates Illinois economy stuck in neutralJan 2, 2003 9:00 am1 views The Illinois economy ended 2002 the same way it began - flat.Flash Index of Illinois economy up slightly in December, latest data showJan 3, 2006 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in December to 106.6 from its 106.4 level in November.Importing medicines from abroad carries risks, legal scholar saysJan 16, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Importing prescription drugs from overseas, a plan advocated by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and many senior citizen groups, may lower the price of drugs, but poses serious safety risks, according to a University of Illinois scholar.U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts sayJan 29, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. economy is sputtering amid a lingering housing slump and growing jitters on Wall Street, but whether a recession lies ahead is still anyone's guess, a trio of University of Illinois economic experts say.U. of I. Flash Index rose slightly in January, continuing upward trendFeb 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its recent strong performance by rising slightly to 103.1 last month from 103.0 in December.Flash Economic Index for January rose slightlyFeb 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly to 102.2 in January from its 102.1 level in December.Experts to discuss finding work in a sour economyFeb 4, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Positioning Yourself to Meet Challenges of a Down Economy," a panel discussion on finding work in a tight job market, will take place Feb. 11 at the University of Illinois.Study: Web sites influence users, even when they don't communicate directlyFeb 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Web surfers may get more than just the music, videos and news updates they were looking for when they log onto trendy next-generation sites such as Last.fm, YouTube and Digg, according to new research by a University of Illinois business professor.U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programsFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday.Will ending Saturday letter deliveries save 'snail mail?'Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Seung-Hyun Hong, a professor of economicsIllinois' credit rating drops: Will it ever solve its pension shortfall?Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... finance professor Jeffrey R. BrownScholar to lecture on civil rights since Brown v. Board decisionFeb 23, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David Rudovsky, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will deliver the spring lecture in the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture Series on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.U.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergenciesFeb 23, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How far can the government go in forcing civilians to perform potentially life-threatening jobs during a national emergency?Health-care reform will kick off new debate seriesFeb 23, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two nationally known experts with widely opposing views on the government's role in health care will kick off a new debate series at the University of Illinois.U. of I. economic index fell in February, but economy still growingMar 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U of I Flash Index fell in February to 106.6 from its 107.1 reading in January.UI Flash Index of economic growth rose modestly in FebruaryMar 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose modestly to 102.5 in February, suggesting continued steady growth for the state's economy.Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates moderate expansion taking placeMar 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose to 103.4 last month from its 103.1 reading in January. February's results continue to confirm that the Illinois economy is expanding at a moderate pace after a slow recovery from the 2001 recession.Medicaid is choking demand for private insurance, study indicatesMar 17, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The nation's flawed-but-free Medicaid program discourages most Americans from buying long-term health insurance that could provide better care and spare their life savings, a new study co-written by a University of Illinois professor says.Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, to speak at U. of I. on health careMar 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Princeton University, will talk about the future of health care April 3 (Monday) during a lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Stanford university professor to deliver Kinley Lecture in economics April 8Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul M. Romer, a professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. April 8 (Thursday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign.New U. of I. president to deliver lecture on leadership April 11Mar 30, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - B. Joseph White, the president of the University of Illinois, will deliver the 2005 Leighton Lecture at 4:30 p.m. April 11 (Monday) in 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in MarchApr 1, 2003 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in March to 95.8 from 95.6 in February.Flash Index of Illinois Economy rises to highest level in six yearsApr 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index registered strong growth last month, increasing to 104.2 from its 103.4 level in February. This is the highest level recorded since March 1999, or six years ago, when the Index stood at 104.3.Death, injury benefits a casualty of new war strategy, study saysApr 8, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A hole in public policy is shortchanging U.S. soldiers and civilian workers who become casualties of a new-age war strategy that leans heavily on private contractors, a new University of Illinois study says.Can legalized gambling help spur an economic recovery?Apr 17, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business professor and national gambling criticFlash Index sinks to lowest level in decadeMay 1, 2002 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped again in April to 95.0 from its 96.3 level in March. This is the lowest reading of the Index since February 1992.Flash Economic Index registers highest monthly level in a yearMay 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views Continuing its slow rise since the last quarter of 1999, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index registered its highest monthly level in a year.Flash Index of Illinois economy at highest reading in more than six yearsMay 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index surged a full point last month to reach 105.2. This was the highest reading since August 1998 when the Flash Index stood at 105.3.Tax cut has complicated estate planning for wealthy familiesMay 5, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The old saw about death and taxes has taken on new meaning as state governments grapple with the confusion spawned by the 2001 federal tax cut.Will the next economic bust be caused by student loans?May 15, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationShifting makeup of population in Illinois certain to affect policy choicesMay 17, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A look at the state's changing demographics offers some clues as to how Illinois lawmakers may handle public policy choices in the future, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.Flash Index of Illinois Economy remains steadyJun 1, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After breaking through the 100 barrier in April, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index held constant at 100.3 in May. This ended a period of steady increases that began last September.UI Flash Index marks 13th straight month of negative growthJun 3, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped to 94.2 in May from its 95.0 level in April. This is the 13th straight month of negative growth for the state economy and lowest monthly Flash reading in more than 10 years.Brown elected to national insurance association boardJun 9, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown has been elected to the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association.Property-tax relief for elderly now freighted with political baggageJun 13, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are property-tax relief programs for the elderly justified in an age of shrinking government revenues and scaled-back public services?U. of I. Flash Index continues upward trendJul 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued to climb last month, rising to 106.5 from its 105.9 level in May.Joseph Martocchio named interim dean of labor schoolJul 5, 2012 11:15 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Joseph Martocchio, a University of Illinois professor of labor and employment relations, has been named interim dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at the July board meeting in Chicago.Flash Index of Illinois economy may indicate stagnation, economist suggestsJul 6, 2004 9:00 am1 views After a period of consistent increases, the University of Illinois Flash Index has stabilized at just above 100. The June reading for the index was 100.3, the same as both April and May.Flash Index of Illinois economy climbing, U. of I. economist saysAug 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its strong performance, rising to 106.9 in July from its 106.5 level in June.Money spent on Web-site design an investment in winning buyers' trustAug 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With consumers growing wary of buying online, how can a company best win over customers and clinch sales on the Web?UI Flash Economic Index continues rise begun last monthAug 2, 2002 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.4 from its 95.0 level in June.The latest battle in the war for smartphone dominanceAug 2, 2011 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... business professor Deepak SomayaFlash Index of Illinois economy indicates growth, albeit at slower paceAug 3, 2006 9:00 am1 views The July University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained virtually unchanged, rising to 106.1 from its 106.0 reading in June.Flash Index slips to four-year lowAug 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views The UI Flash Index slipped to a four-year low in July, falling to 102.1 from its 102.3 level in June. Why is there so much turmoil in the financial markets?Aug 10, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Michael S. Weisbach, a Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Professor of FinanceFlash Index of Illinois economy up sharply in AugustSep 1, 2004 9:00 am1 views The U of I Flash Index rebounded strongly in August, reaching 100.5. Last month's reading was 100.0. The current index level is the highest since April 2001.Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorismSep 7, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a case of smallpox in a Midwest city. Minutes later, officials declare that the country is under a terrorist smallpox attack. Panicked families swamp hospital emergency rooms nationwide.