Chicago Teachers Union members are protesting Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with several thousand teachers in Mexico who were fired for going on strike against education reforms.
It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and a group of Illinois moms is asking lawmakers to help improve the state's air quality.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a new proposal to address the city's underfunded Laborers Pension Fund.
High lead levels found at an elementary school on Chicago's South Side have prompted plans for a district-wide lead testing effort, school and city officials announced Friday.
Illinois House members from Chicago requested an "emergency meeting" Thursday with Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool over the issue of school funding.
University of Chicago students protested on campus Thursday to demand action on numerous issues in an effort to "democratize" the school.
An LGBT-friendly, mixed-use development with 100 percent affordable housing units would be built in Logan Square under a plan announced Thursday by local Chicago Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st).
By a 39-15 vote, the Illinois Senate approved a proposal Thursday that would fully fund the state's Monetary Award Program for low-income college students.
Illinois' unemployment rate inched up to 6.6 percent in April, while the state added a net 5,400 jobs last month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said Thursday.