It’s expected to be some time before the courts decide whether Illinois can trim retirement benefits for public school teachers, university workers, and state employees. But the uncertainty continues to affect the credit outlook of schools and community colleges across the state.
Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom. It will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.
Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour.
Charities are finding themselves asked to step in to help pay for services and programs that were previously in the government's domain. It seems to be an increasing trend.
Governor Pat Quinn's running mate is attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's budget plan for Illinois - this time targeting its impact on schools.
Despite current employment protections, pregnant women in the workplace are still sometimes forced out of jobs in Illinois. The governor Tuesday signed legislation aimed at ending that practice.
Unemployment fell in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July. It was the fourth straight month of falling jobless rates across the state's metro areas.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says one-third of the state's $300 million share of a national settlement with Bank of America will go toward consumer relief.
An employee of the firm helping the University of Illinois search for a new president says the school should expect to pay a salary in line with its status as a top university.