July 17, 2014

Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls Again In June

The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment dropped in June to 7.1 percent. It was the fourth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
July 16, 2014

Illinois Gov. Quinn Facing Investigations

Illinois lawmakers have ended a daylong hearing on Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program without agreement on whether to push forward. 


Shoppers pick through season-end tomatoes at the Chicago Farmers market in Federal Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Chicago. The market is open on Tuesdays through the end of October.
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
July 16, 2014

Will California Drought Prompt More Midwest Agriculture?

At a Chicago area farmers market in July you won’t see many signs of the California drought. This is the time of year when produce lovers can pretty much gorge on all the local cherries, blueberries and zucchini they want.


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