Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after an arbitrator ruled Gov. Pat Quinn's administration violated workers' rights in rushing to close them.Arbitrator Steven Bierig concluded Friday that the state departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice did not properly negotiate with workers over the impact of closing the supermax Tamms prison, the Dwight women's lockup and several juvenile facilities.
The prospect of heavy rain from what is left of Hurricane Isaac is leading emergency workers across Illinois and Indiana to prepare for the possibility of flooding.
A new policy put into effect due to drought conditions in Illinois means farmers will be able to transport hay loads on interstates.
Illinois Republicans are headed home after a week in Tampa, where on Thursday night Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination for President.
The head of the Amtrak Board of Directors says the transportation service has benefited from stable funding over the last few years.
In the next couple of months, several businesses in the Champaign-Urbana area will begin accepting currency that you won’t be able to use anywhere else.
The judge in a dispute over Illinois workers' pay raises is telling Gov. Pat Quinn's administration to hand over unspent money from the state budget in case he rules in favor of the employees.
Reports of two attempted child abductions in Champaign last week hit close to home for the Champaign County chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The child involved in one of the incidents happens to be a participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. That’s prompted the organization to sponsor two classes on “Stranger Danger” for the public, next month at the Champaign Public Library.
Illinois gasoline stations have been put on notice that authorities are watching them for any price gouging in the event Tropical Storm Isaac disrupts fuel supplies from the Gulf of Mexico.
The former warden of the federal prison that houses American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh says the facility can't afford to accommodate daily group prayers for Muslim inmates.