Illinois Department of Insurance

Despite a drop in the rate of workers' compensation insurance, Illinois businesses say the system is still too burdensome. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.

Businesses used to be REALLY unhappy with how Illinois required them to handle employee-injury claims. Then, in 2011, Illinois changed its workers' compensation laws.  The state Department of Insurance, the governor and others say  the changes worked: the workers' comp insurance rate is down 4.5 percent.