McDonald's workers and others with the Fight for $15 campaign plan to protest later this month outside McDonald's annual shareholder meeting at its corporate headquarters in Oak Brook.
Applications for unemployment benefits have hit a 15-year low, according to new figures released by the U.S. Labor Department.
Low-wage workers are getting support from actor Martin Sheen, who is expected deliver a May Day address in Chicago on Friday morning.
A report from Auditor General William Holland's office finds overtime regulations have allegedly been violated by Illinois Department of Corrections prison guards.
The Chicago Public Schools has opted against extending the Chicago Teachers Union contract for one year.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined plans for handling the city's debt Wednesday, telling the Civic Federation the city should put a stop to "unsustainable financial practices."
The state's Monetary Award Program (MAP) is expected to see 3,000 fewer eligible students get college assistance grants this fiscal year, according to Katharine Gricevich with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Over 100 Chicago-area parents are heading to Springfield Wednesday to speak out against potential budget cuts to early childhood learning programs and services.
A deal between the University of Chicago Medical Center and National Nurses United appears to have been struck, according to university officials.