A Cook County minimum wage proposal is expected to be the subject of a Tuesday committee hearing.
Illinois added a net 7,400 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported Thursday.
Most states are spending less on K-12 education now than they did before the Great Recession. Illinois, however, is among the exceptions, according to a new report.
A redevelopment plan for Chicago’s former Harold Ickes Homes advanced Tuesday, with the Chicago Housing Authority’s Board approving $3.6 million in predevelopment loans for the project.
Expansion of the U.S. criminal justice system over the past three decades has come with a hefty price tag: $3.4 trillion nationwide and $83 billion in Illinois, according to a new report.
A federal magistrate judge issued a recommendation on Tuesday to deny a preliminary injunction sought by plaintiffs challenging a suburban Illinois school district’s locker room policy for transgender students.
A strike by the union representing Chicago teachers at the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN) has been averted.
Women working in the Chicagoland hospitality industry “face a high level of sexual harassment” at local casinos and hotels, according to a new survey from Unite Here Local 1.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is calling for a change in Illinois law so that his office can ask for bond reductions for poor, nonviolent jail detainees.