In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast that appear to go further than existing state and federal pollution regulations.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat said Wednesday that he's preparing a plan to create a commission to study Social Security's fiscal problems and send a proposed solution to Congress for guaranteed votes in both House and Senate.
A new kind of retirement community is a few months away from opening its doors in the village of St. Joseph. It's called Abbeyfield House, which was started in the United Kingdom in the 1950's.
By a margin of 96 to four, members of Illinois' largest public employees' union voted to ratify a new contract with the state.
An assault weapons ban won't be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban's chances of survival now are all but hopeless.
A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees to pay for their health insurance upon retirement, but the issue is not settled for good.
The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a major cost-cutting effort. Along with the well-publicized end of Saturday delivery that may happen this year and consolidating major mail centers, there is another move that is hitting home in rural America.
Credit rating agency also downgrades Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and Governors State University
Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Eastern Illinois University.
After two more days of negotiations, building and food service workers at the University of Illinois say they’re now waiting for administrators’ response to their counterproposal.
A downtown Indianapolis university campus has issued an "all clear'' message to students and employees after police searched several buildings for a reported gunman.