The state of Illinois is set to see an additional $369 million in revenue this fiscal year, according to an adjustment in the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability financial forecast.
The Illinois House narrowly passed the marriage equality bill, garnering 61 votes. The bill needed 60 votes to pass.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Monday against KCBX Terminals Company over alleged air pollution violations involving coal and petcoke piles on Chicago's Southeast side.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that he wants to double the number of technology workers in the city over the next 10 years.
The Chicago Fire Department plans to spend $43 million in 2013 on overtime costs, up from the $20 million the department originally projected, according to Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago.
As state lawmakers head back to Springfield this week to resume the fall veto session, a group of religious leaders and clergy members are urging the House to approve same-sex marriage.
Jean D. Lafayette Elementary in Humboldt Park may become the new home of the Chicago High School for the Arts, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The state legislature may take up a number of tax incentive packages during the remaining three days of the veto session that resumes Tuesday, reports the Associated Press.
Leaders with AFSCME Local 1028 and Will County officials are set to meet next Tuesday at the request of a mediator that has been working with the parties during the negotiating process.