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Each Tuesday, the State Journal-Register business editor, Tim Landis, joins WUIS' Bill Wheelhouse to discuss the latest business news in central Illinois.Airs Tuesdays at 4:45 PM and Wednesdays at 7:45 AM on 91.9 and the stream at WUIS.org.

Business Report: The Future Of Economic Development In Sangamon County; Office Max To Close


Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

This week:

* The Sangamon County Project economic-development report had some pretty tough things to say about local efforts and warned of continued slow population, income, job and tax revenue growth unless things change, including formation of a private-public economic development corporation.

* New look McDonalds. The remodeled restaurant on South Grand shows off the new company look, including self-ordering kiosks and table service.  The company says automation actually means hiring more workers.

* OfficeMax in Springfield the latest retail closing on Nov. 18; Office Depot/Office Max merged in 2013 and closings were expected. Office Depot not affected here.

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