U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu visited Chicago Thursday to talk paid leave policies with business owners, community leaders and local elected officials.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is no longer backing plans for a controversial immigrant detention center proposed for the Indiana city.
President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline application and lamented the amount of political energy the proposal has consumed.
Texas-based energy company Dynegy Inc. plans to shut down its Wood River Power Station, a coal-fired power plant located in Alton, by mid-2016.
The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 271,000 jobs in October, and the nation's unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By a 313-118 vote, the U.S. House advanced a bipartisan measure Tuesday to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which expired on July 1.
All 14 Illinois metro areas saw their unemployment rates tick down in September compared to one year ago, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Illinois' unemployment rate ticked down to 5.4 percent in September, but the state lost 6,900 total jobs last month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said Friday.
Illinois is one of the only states in the Midwest to have lost thousands of manufacturing jobs this year alone.