Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services announced Thursday that hundreds of employees who had received layoff notices will not lose their jobs after all. Also, troubled families who had been cut off from state services will again be able to access them.
The 19-year-old Chicago teenager accused of plotting to bomb a downtown Chicago bar was in court again Thursday.
The head of the pension system for suburban and downstate teachers says Illinois has to consider reducing cost-of living adjustments for retirees. That has one of the state's two big teachers unions calling for his resignation.
Robin Arbiter is a long-time resident of the Lierman Neighborhood, a low-income area near the corner of Washington and Lierman streets in Urbana.
A new study shows bugs, even those that feed on crops, might not always be a bad thing for farmers. It is possible some could ultimately do more good than harm to the plants they feed on, by helping them pull through hardships like this year's drought.
The teachers union in Catlin will hold an informational picket on Thursday night at 7pm during the Catlin Board of Education’s meeting.
Illinois’ new legislative district map has more districts sharing Vermilion County this year than during the past decade.. And candidates in all of those legislative races are invited to speak at two candidate forums scheduled for this Thursday evening and next Thursday in Danville.
Vermilion County’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year is now on display for the public, but one county board member argues the document doesn’t do enough to address the future.
With the local unemployment rate peaking in 2010 before a steady decline, finding a job now may be a more promising experience than it was two years ago.
Yet, the rising costs of basics, such as food, shelter and medicine have left many families still struggling to make ends meet, and just having a job may not be enough.
It is a year of honors for University of Illinois Engineering and Physics Professor Nick Holonyak Jr.