University of Illinois economist Fred Giertz

U of I Institute of Govt & Public Affairs

The June numbers for the University of Illinois’ Flash Index show the Illinois economy’s growth rate has fallen for two months in a row. But the economist who compiles the index isn’t too concerned. The Flash Index measured the health of the state’s economy at 105.6 in April, 105.4 in May and 105.2 in June. 

Illinois' economy continues to grow, but at a slower rate than it was a few months ago, according to a monthly economic report from the University of Illinois.  

Flash Index starts strong in 2015

Feb 3, 2015

The Flash Index to the Illinois economy is at its highest level in 11 months. The Index measured 106-point-8 in January, up four-tenths of a point from the month before.