Western Illinois University is preparing to lay off 110 staffers as a direct result of the long-running state budget standoff, the institution's president announced in a letter to the school community.
Illinois' unemployment rate increased for the fifth consecutive month in March.
The University of Chicago Medicine is set to hold a community forum next Thursday about its plans to increase access to emergency, trauma and specialty care.
Illinois is the number-one state in the Midwest for the amount jobs in the clean-energy field, according to a new report.
As Illinois continues to grapple with a higher-than-average unemployment rate, House lawmakers are debating their federal budget this week, which could affect the state's job climate.
The Chicago Public Schools would lose $74 million in state aid under an education funding plan unveiled by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday.
Thomas Vranas, co-owner of SUPES Academy, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of the multimillion-dollar kickback case involving former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
Students in Chicago and across the country plan to rally Wednesday as part of a national day of action to protest against college debt and racism on campuses.
Chicago aldermen plan to introduce an earned paid sick days ordinance at Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.