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January U of I Flash Index fell slightly after increasing last month.
January U of I Flash Index fell slightly after increasing last month.
December U of I Flash Index increased slightly and remained steady in 2023
December U of I Flash Index increased slightly and remained steady in 2023
November U of I Flash Index declined slightly after increasing last month.
November U of I Flash Index declined slightly after increasing last month.
October U of I Flash Index Increases Slightly
October U of I Flash Index Increases Slightly
September U of I Flash Index remained steady
September U of I Flash Index remained steady
August U of I Flash Index declined slightly after increasing last month
August U of I Flash Index declined slightly after increasing last month
July U of I Flash Index Increased Marginally
July U of I Flash Index Increased Marginally
June U of I Flash Index Fell Slightly
June U of I Flash Index Fell Slightly
May U of I Flash Index Increased after a two-month decline
May U of I Flash Index Increased after a two-month decline
April U of I Flash Index continued to decline slightly 
April U of I Flash Index continued to decline slightly 
March U of I Flash Index declined slightly.
March U of I Flash Index declined slightly.
February U of I Flash Index increased slightly  
February U of I Flash Index increased slightly  
January U of I Flash Index continued to decline slowly 
January U of I Flash Index continued to decline slowly 
December U of I Flash Index declined slightly 
December U of I Flash Index declined slightly 
November U of I Flash Index remained steady at 103.7 after seven months of decline.
November U of I Flash Index remained steady at 103.7 after seven months of decline.
October U of I Flash Index declined for the seventh straight month
October U of I Flash Index declined for the seventh straight month
U of I’s Flash Index shows state economy still growing, but not as fast (Chicago Blog News Link)
U of I’s Flash Index shows state economy still growing, but not as fast (Chicago Blog News Link)
September U of I Flash Index continued its gradual decline
September U of I Flash Index continued its gradual decline
August U of I Flash Index declined for the fifth straight month
August U of I Flash Index declined for the fifth straight month
July U of I Flash Index declined significantly
July U of I Flash Index declined significantly
June U of I Flash Index declined again for the third month
June U of I Flash Index declined again for the third month
May U of I Flash Index declined slightly for the second month
May U of I Flash Index declined slightly for the second month
April U of I Flash Index declined slightly
April U of I Flash Index declined slightly
March U of I Flash Index hits highest reading since 2020 crash
March U of I Flash Index hits highest reading since 2020 crash
February U of I Flash Index drops after months of steady increases
February U of I Flash Index drops after months of steady increases
U of I Flash index up again in January
U of I Flash index up again in January
U of I Flash index remains above the break-even mark (WJBC)
U of I Flash index remains above the break-even mark (WJBC)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the Flash Index’s gradual recovery after an initial COVID-19 crash (The News-Gazette)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the Flash Index’s gradual recovery after an initial COVID-19 crash (The News-Gazette)
Flash Index makes first increase since COVID-19 triggered an economic downturn
Flash Index makes first increase since COVID-19 triggered an economic downturn
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Illinois’ economy, as measured by the Flash Index (Rockford Register Star)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Illinois’ economy, as measured by the Flash Index (Rockford Register Star)
Flash index virtually unchanged from a month ago (WJBC)
Flash index virtually unchanged from a month ago (WJBC)
U of I Flash Index dips slightly in July after 13 consecutive gains
U of I Flash Index dips slightly in July after 13 consecutive gains
U of I Flash Index dips in July after 13 months of gain
U of I Flash Index dips in July after 13 months of gain
Flash Index is up (WTAX)
Flash Index is up (WTAX)
Illinois Economy Rebounding, According To Flash Index (Illinois Newsroom)
Illinois Economy Rebounding, According To Flash Index (Illinois Newsroom)
May U of I Flash Index shows continued recovery
May U of I Flash Index shows continued recovery
U of I Flash Index continued to climb in June
U of I Flash Index continued to climb in June
According to IGPA April Flash Index, Illinois economy is growing for the first time since pandemic began (WJBC)
According to IGPA April Flash Index, Illinois economy is growing for the first time since pandemic began (WJBC)
Flash Index Shows Record Jump In Illinois Economy (Illinois Newsroom)
Flash Index Shows Record Jump In Illinois Economy (Illinois Newsroom)
U of I’s economic tracker shows largest one-month Illinois growth since 1981 (Capital Fax)
U of I’s economic tracker shows largest one-month Illinois growth since 1981 (Capital Fax)
U of I’s economic tracker shows largest one-month Illinois growth since 1981 (Capitol Fax)
U of I’s economic tracker shows largest one-month Illinois growth since 1981 (Capitol Fax)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses what factors have helped Illinois’ economy recover from the impact of the pandemic (Illinois Newsroom)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses what factors have helped Illinois’ economy recover from the impact of the pandemic (Illinois Newsroom)
Mixed February results: Illinois unemployment increases, but tax revenues also up (Capitol Fax)
Mixed February results: Illinois unemployment increases, but tax revenues also up (Capitol Fax)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz and the Flash Index cited in look at state’s economy (Capitol Fax)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz and the Flash Index cited in look at state’s economy (Capitol Fax)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the state’s economic recovery as measured by the Flash Index (WAND TV)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the state’s economic recovery as measured by the Flash Index (WAND TV)
January Flash Index rises slightly (Capitol Fax)
January Flash Index rises slightly (Capitol Fax)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the state’s slow, steady economic recovery (Illinois Newsroom)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the state’s slow, steady economic recovery (Illinois Newsroom)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the state’s economy at the end of 2020, as measured by the Flash Index (WJBC)
IGPA’s Fred Giertz discusses the state’s economy at the end of 2020, as measured by the Flash Index (WJBC)
December Flash Index shows slow recovery (Capitol Fax)
December Flash Index shows slow recovery (Capitol Fax)
U of I Flash Index stalls in November
U of I Flash Index stalls in November

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