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.
A Cook County Board committee advanced a plan Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020.
A Cook County minimum wage proposal is expected to be the subject of a Tuesday committee hearing.
Illinois added a net 7,400 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported Thursday.
A redevelopment plan for Chicago's former Harold Ickes Homes advanced Tuesday, with the Chicago Housing Authority's Board approving $3.6 million in predevelopment loans for the project.
A federal magistrate judge issued a recommendation on Tuesday to deny a preliminary injunction sought by plaintiffs challenging a suburban Illinois school district's locker room policy for transgender students.
A strike by the union representing Chicago teachers at the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN) has been averted.
Women working in the Chicagoland hospitality industry "face a high level of sexual harassment" at local casinos and hotels, according to a new survey from Unite Here Local 1.