February 15, 2013

Durbin Revives Bill to Bring Sales Tax to Internet

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says a compromise with House lawmakers ensures broad-based support for his bill to help brick-and-mortar retailers compete against out-of-state Internet sellers.


February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.


US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff
(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 14, 2013

How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday announced they plan to merge to create the country's largest airline, with a route network stretching from coast to coast, and covering large swaths of Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.


US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff
(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 14, 2013

American Airlines, US Airways To Merge

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways, to be formally announced Thursday, caps a turbulent half-decade of bankruptcies and consolidation for the U.S. airline industry and leaves travelers four big carriers to choose from.


January 27, 2013

Manufacturing Layoffs Drove Decatur Jobless Rate

While jobless rates were falling in most of Illinois' metropolitan areas in December, they were driven higher for a second straight month in Decatur by temporary layoffs at manufacturers like Caterpillar.


January 26, 2013

Ameren Seeks Higher Gas Delivery Rates

Ameren Illinois has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission to raise its delivery rates on natural gas. The company says it seeks an additional $50 million in cost recovery for delivering natural gas to customers.


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