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Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released February 2015 figures for its Midwest Economy Index (MEI). The MEI is a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to measure non-farm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI, IA).

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has released preliminary February 2015 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state based on the current population survey (or “household survey”)

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has released values for its Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the prices of existing single-family homes in 20 U.S. metro areas.

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