A satellite camp at the Thomson Correctional Center will receive 80 minimum security prisoners in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
The Illinois unemployment rate remained fixed at 6 percent in May, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).
Average homeowners in Chicago as well as Cook County's northern suburbs can expect to see higher property taxes on the second installment of bills being sent out next month.
Pope Francis' encyclical released Thursday calls for action on climate change, which he says "represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day."
Over 94,700 state government retirees have begun to receive refunds for past health insurance premium payments they made after a 2012 state law cut their free health insurance.
In the face of strong community pushback, the Noble Network of Charter Schools is withdrawing its proposal to relocate a campus to Uptown.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to borrow $1.1 billion in an effort to restructure the city's debt, a plan that will need approval from the city council.
The Democract-controlled Illinois House voted on Tuesday against two measures seeking to freeze property taxes, an idea being pushed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the battle over the state budget.
A federal class action lawsuit was filed last week on behalf of Illinois truck drivers at DNJ Intermodal Services LLC over alleged worker misclassification and wage theft.