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  • O'Hare workers to strike on nationwide 'Day of Disruption'

    CHICAGO – A strike by hourly workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago will add another dimension to a nationwide day of protests by fast-foo ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • All eyes on Springfield with stopgap state budget set to expire Dec. 31

    While all eyes were on the most divisive presidential election in recent memory, Illinois’ already lousy financial footing got worse.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Trump's election triggers flood of immigration questions

    CHICAGO – Immigration hotlines are buzzing. Legal clinics are seeing an influx of clients. Public schools are fielding frantic questions from parents ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Officials search for cause of deadly Illinois gas explosion

    CANTON – Authorities on Thursday were investigating the cause of a gas explosion that rocked downtown homes and businesses in a central Illinois commu ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Hundreds of O'Hare airport workers vote to strike

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Local AFSCME members plan to picket in DeKalb today

    DeKALB – Local members of the state’s largest public-employee union plan an informational picket Thursday to let people know where they stand on the i ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Illinois Democrats, GOP remain far apart in budget talks

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan suggested Tuesday that legislators should approve another short-term spending plan without giving ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will remain sanctuary city for immigrants

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the outcome of the U.S. presidential election won't impact Chicago's commitment as a sanctuary city for immigrants.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Gov. Rauner wants work on budget to continue next week

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he hopes Illinois lawmakers resume work to end an epic budget standoff next week when they return to Sprin ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Grand jury indicts Aaron Schock on wire fraud, theft counts

    PEORIA – An Illinois congressman who resigned amid scrutiny of lavish spending – including a “Downton Abbey”-style redecorating of his Capitol Hill of ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
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