Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.
The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for state treasurer for the first time, backing State Rep. and former House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego.
During the recent Labor Day weekend, there were no doubt a lot of students who traveled to Chicago and back using one of the many bus and shuttle services.
Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for fracking are putting their money behind Republican Bruce Rauner.
Archer Daniels Midland Company says it new downtown Chicago headquarters is open, with many of the employees having relocated from Decatur.
Stores in east-central Illinois are not included on a list of grocery and liquor stores owned or franchised by Supervalu Inc. and AB Acquisition LLC, that were victims of a data breach.
Sales of existing homes in Champaign County were down in July compared to the same month a year ago.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.
With the arrival of August, Illinois gasoline prices could be on their way up, according to the price-tracking site GasBuddy.com.
There are laws protecting mothers who want to breastfeed at work, but some women say their employers are not doing enough.