Experts at the Economic Policy Institute say the U.S. labor market remains difficult for young high school and college graduates, but their job prospects are better than they were for the past several groups of students who graduated in the wake of the Great Recession.
A rule designed to clarify which streams, wetlands and other U.S. waters are subject to protections under the Clean Water Act was finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration experienced another setback Tuesday after the Fifth Circuit appeals court rejected the administration's request for an emergency stay of an injunction that has stalled the programs.
Top administrators at Illinois public colleges and universities "are enjoying extensive perks and a lack of accountability."
That's according to a report released Friday by the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus detailing the cost of executive benefits and compensation at the state's higher education institutions.
Examples highlighted in the report include an annual housing stipend of $35,000 for the president of Governors State University in south suburban Chicago, memberships at the Sangamo Club and Illini Country Club for the president of Springfield's Lincoln Land Community College and $887,000 in total compensation provided in one year to a former University of Illinois at Chicago chancellor.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL,9) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) are expected to revive the Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act, which aims to reward companies that keep jobs in America and provide fair wages and benefits to workers.