A lawsuit filed against the city of Chicago over its red light and speed camera programs was granted class-action status by a Cook County judge on Wednesday, meaning the case's outcome could affect up to 1.5 million motorists.
Last month went on record as Illinois' seventh warmest October, with the average temperature hitting 59.8 degrees.
The latest open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges kicked off Tuesday.
The Chicago City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus introduced a "Back to Basics" tax increment financing (TIF) ordinance on Tuesday.
Chicago Teachers Union members have voted "overwhelmingly" to accept a contract with the Chicago Public Schools district.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office announced a settlement Monday with the owners and operators of a Madison County refinery over its alleged contamination of the Mississippi River.
Tuesday marks Latinas' Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes how far into 2016 Hispanic women must work in order to earn what white men made in 2015.
Suburban Cook County's minimum wage is set to increase to $13 an hour under legislation approved Wednesday by the board of commissioners.
The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to approve as much as $840 million in new borrowing for school construction.