Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on individual urban neighborhoods and rural areas.
In the five Promise Zones — located in Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, the
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week that most of Illinois' corn crop is in great shape. But some farmers in western and central Illinois suffered extensive damage from storms on Monday.
The Illinois Supreme Court has sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance premiums are a protected retirement benefit.
Being "tough on crime" has long been a popular stance for politicians, leading to longer and longer prison sentences. But some Illinois lawmakers are trying to break that cycle
The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that Champaign County is growing.
Gov. Pat Quinn has used his line-item veto power to make minor cuts to a $35.7 billion state budget plan he has called "incomplete.''
Chicago Public Schools officials told 550 teachers and 600 more school staff Thursday that they’re out of a job.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines.
President Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels who are seeking the ouster of Bashar al-Assad.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he has no intentions of testifying before a legislative commission about the scandal-laden anti-violence program he started in 2010.