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.
The Chicago Principals and Administrators Association has elected controversial Chicago Public Schools principal Troy LaRaviere as its president.
State legislation that would create an elected school board in Chicago has a new chief sponsor in the Illinois Senate.
Legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 for home health care workers who serve people with disabilities cleared the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday.
As the state continues to operate with a budget, lawmakers could be gearing up to consider a tax on sugary drinks.
Fifty-eight security officers are being sent to O'Hare International Airport in an effort to reduce lengthy wait times at security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Tuesday.
A controversial proposal to regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft has the support of the Progressive Reform Caucus.
A resolution seeking to put an advisory question on the November ballot asking Chicago voters whether the city should establish an elected "Independent Airport Authority" will be unveiled Tuesday.