The U.S. Supreme Court has extended the deadline for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to appeal a court ruling requiring the state to legalize concealed carry.
Exhaust fans in the old Chicago Post Office building that help with
ventilation in adjacent Union Station have to be operated around the
clock, according to a federal court order.
U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang ordered that an 18-year-old Aurora man arrested on terrorism-related charges remain in custody.
According to the Occupy CPS Facebook page, students and parents at Williams Elementary and Middle Schools, located at 2710 S. Dearborn, held a sit-in this morning in protest of a proposal to close the school.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said "progress has been made" on a gambling expansion bill that passed the Senate Wednesday, but pointed out that more changes are needed.
Two-thirds of the Chicago Police Department's $32 million overtime
budget for 2013 was spent in the first three months of the year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
A bill that would prohibit smoking anywhere on public college and
university campuses in the state garnered just enough votes, 30, for approval in the
Senate earlier this week.
About 165,000 U.S. jobs were added to the economy in April, bringing the unemployment rate to 7.5 percent, which is a four-year low.
House Speaker Michael Madigan's 227-page amendment to SB1, House Amendment 1, passed the chamber this afternoon.