Chicago Public Schools officials released the district's 2017 budget proposal Monday.
The Chicago Public Schools' contract with the law firm Jenner & Block LLP is being probed by the district's inspector general.
An anti-Trump super PAC plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency against Melania Trump amid questions over her immigration status.
The conservative Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is suing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner over his approval of the state's amendment to the Health Care Right of Conscience law.
Chicagoans who are organizing a ballot initiative to create a community-funded mental health center on the West Side submitted double the required petition signatures to the election board Friday.
Illinois is slated to lose 956 jobs, according to the monthly Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act report from July.
Nearly 1,000 Chicago Public Schools staffers — including 494 teachers — will be laid off, district officials announced Friday.
The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to shore up the city's municipal pension fund calls for a new water and sewer tax.