Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday explained more about the $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 layoffs, the Chicago Public Schools plans to implement following the $634 million teachers pension payment it made Tuesday.
The Obama administration proposed a new overtime rule on Tuesday that could impact as many as 5 million workers.
Chicago's hourly minimum wage goes up from the state level of $8.25 to $10 on Wednesday.
As Illinois gets closer to a government shutdown, state legislative leaders and Gov. Bruce Rauner met Monday and were unable to break through the budget stalemate.
AFSCME Council 31 and the Rauner administration have reached a deal allowing the two sides to continue contract talks through the month of July.
Negotiations over a new labor contract between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools district have stalled, according to the union.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced that he is vetoing the remainder of the budget bills via an op-ed Thursday.
Labor leaders for Illinois rehabilitation services workers say Gov. Bruce Rauner "continues to seek crisis" in their budget negotiations.
There are more than 8,000 airplanes in Illinois, and at this point their carbon emissions are unregulated by the federal government.