January 17, 2013

AFSCME Continues Court Fight in Prison Closures

Despite an announcement from Governor Pat Quinn, and a state Supreme Court ruling, Illinois’ prison workers union says nothing is finalized on the closure of correctional facilities.


January 15, 2013

IDES Announces Office Closings

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is closing seven offices and reducing staff by nearly 200 people.


January 11, 2013

GasBuddy: Gasoline Prices To Be Lower in 2013

The average price of a gallon of gas in the U-S reached records highs in 2011 and 2012. But the Patrick DeHaan of the gasoline price tracking website GasBuddy.com predicts that gasoline prices will come down a bit for 2013, getting close to 2011 levels.


January 09, 2013

Champaign County Home Sales Up 21-Percent

Eleven straight months of steady growth in Champaign County home sales mean healthy prospects for 2013, according to the county’s Association of Realtors.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Des Plaines, testify during a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol
AP Photo
January 09, 2013

Illinois House Adjourns, No Vote on Pensions

A new session of the Illinois General Assembly begins Wednesday, when candidates who won in November’s elections take the oath of office. The outgoing class of legislators left the incoming one with quite a burden.


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