Metra officials are set to consider a rate hike of up to 5.8 percent following proposals offered up at Friday's board meeting.
The Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) at DePaul University has released its Cook County House Price Index for the second quarter of 2016, finding that the "housing recovery lags in many suburban areas."
As part of his effort toward criminal justice reform in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner says his administration will close the "F House" cell house at the Stateville Correctional Center.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will unveil her 2017 budget proposal Thursday, and it's expected to include a tax on sugary beverages.
Unionized security officers in the Chicago metro area kicked off their campaign for a new contract Thursday with a call for higher wages.
Chicagoans are protesting Thursday morning on the North Side near Lake Shore Drive viaducts "to call attention to the mounting problems of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing" in the city.
The Illinois Sierra Club released its endorsements Wednesday in Illinois' legislative races.
The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools district have yet to reach a contract agreement to avert a potential teachers strike this Tuesday.
Chicago parents, aldermen and state lawmakers urged the city Friday to support a TIF surplus ordinance to help avert a potential teachers strike next week and alleviate school budget cuts.