A plan backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the works to let the city's public colleges offer a free ride to Chicago Public Schools high school graduates who have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
The Divvy bike sharing program is set to expand in Chicago and will arrive for the first time in Evanston and Oak Park thanks to a $3 million state investment announced by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday.
Beemsterboer Slag Corp., a company housing petcoke on Chicago's Southeast Side, has shut down its storage operation in the city after facing legal and regulatory pressure, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.
Three states and the District of Columbia have been awarded federal grants totaling $500,000 to study the feasibility of developing and implementing statewide paid family and medical leave programs, the U.S. Labor Department announced Wednesday.