The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to shore up the city's municipal pension fund calls for a new water and sewer tax.
Overtime restrictions in Illinois for home health care workers who assist people with disabilities have been halted.
Health insurance companies have filed reports showing that premiums for individual coverage plans purchased in the Affordable Care Act's marketplace in Illinois could grow by up to 45 percent in 2017.
Some 1,200 residents of a public housing complex in East Chicago have been advised to move due to lead exposure.
Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer in the U.S., reached a deal this week with several states on plans to cover the costs of mine cleanups.
Illinois voters like labor unions, but generally find Governor Bruce Rauner's approach to labor negotiations to be unfavorable, according to a new poll.
Amazon.com announced Tuesday it will open a new warehouse in Romeoville expected to create 600 new jobs.
The United States will expand its Central American refugee program, according to a Tuesday announcement.