The Illinois prison population dropped to a five-year low in May, according to a state Department of Corrections report.
An overhaul of the city of Chicago's Municipal Employees and Laborers pension funds is "unconstitutional and void," a Cook County Judge ruled Friday.
The Chicago Teachers Union has started an online petition as part of its boycott against Bank of America over controversial swap deals with the city and Chicago Public Schools.
The board of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is getting a new chairman.
As the state budget stalemate continues, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty is fighting to keep Medicaid payments flowing to Cook County hospitals, some of which could soon be forced to shut down due to funding delays.
Jobless claims in the U.S. have dipped to an almost 42-year low, according to the Department of Labor.
A statewide medical marijuana patient advocacy coalition has formed in Illinois.
Representing more than 200 Chicago window washers, SEIU Local 1 reached a deal with Corporate Cleaning Services and a coalition of other contractors and "ratified a history making agreement on July 19."
Not only is poverty a lingering problem for Illinois children, but a new report also finds the impacts of the recession have been the harshest for the most disadvantaged groups.