Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a new campaign ad touting his efforts to increase the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2019.
The Sierra Club on Thursday appealed an Illinois Pollution Control Board's decision permitting FutureGen to move ahead with its Meredosia coal-plant project to capture carbon.
Equality Illinois, a gay right's advocacy organization, is calling for the resignation of Warren Township school board member Liz Biondi, following comments made at a public meeting last week.
Ahead of Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting, mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia reiterated his support for an elected school board in the city.
The University of Chicago Medical Center is looking to expand its pediatric trauma program to include 16- and 17-year-olds.
Southeast Side Chicagoans and environmentalists rallied at the Thompson Center Monday morning, urging public officials to reject requests that would allow petcoke storage facilities "to avoid compliance with city rules for years, if ever."
In Chicago's February election, an advisory voter question about an elected school board will appear on the ballot in 38 wards.
The nation's unemployment rate stayed fixed at a six-year low of 5.8 percent in November, and 321,000 jobs were added to the economy.
It is unlikely that Springfield lawmakers will take up a state minimum wage hike in 2014, according to reports.