The state of Illinois and the Federal Rail Administration have agreed to extend funding for the passenger rail project linking the Quad Cities to Chicago.
Chicagoans will rally downtown Thursday afternoon as part of a national Renters' Day of Action.
The idea of taxing sugary beverages in Cook County is reportedly under consideration by Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) began a strike authorization vote Wednesday.
A federal appeals court on Monday ruled in favor of female paramedics who alleged that the physical performance test previously used by the city of Chicago in hiring discriminated against women.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL,4) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL,8) are scheduled to attend a Monday morning roundtable discussion in Chicago on "commonsense" immigration reform.
Chicago State University trustees on Friday approved a $600,000 separation agreement with the school's President Thomas Calhoun Jr.
The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in August, while the state lost a net 8,200 jobs last month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported last week.
State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) launched an effort Thursday to make Illinois community colleges and public universities free for in-state students.