| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he’s close to a deal with lawmakers that would keep seven state facilities open through the end of the budget year and prevent 1,900 layoffs.
Quinn said his office has been working with legislative budget leaders...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:59 PM
With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests.
Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Please help a mom who is an inexperienced traveler. I recently booked three tickets to fly from Chicago to Panama City, Fla., for my two sons and me, through Bookit.com, an online travel agency. Somehow my name has been listed twice instead of my 16-year-...
| Oct 7, 2011
A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.
Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles.
For now, the search at indeed.com/...
| Jul 18, 2012
Health care has dominated the headlines recently at the federal, state and local levels:
The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. Six of 12 Chicago-run community mental health clinics are shut, as is the state-run Tinley Park Mental Health...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Severe weather hit parts of the Chicago area after the National Weather Service declared a severe thunderstorm warning this afternoon, as a thunderstorm watch for much of northeast Illinois was declared over by the National Weather Service.
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:25 PM
A traffic crash killed a 17-year-old girl and injured another in southwest suburban Orland Park late Friday, officials said.
Julie Gorczynski, 17, of the 7900 block of Frankfort Square Drive in Frankfort, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. at Palos...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:10 PM
So far this year, 27 companies have negotiated deals to retain or create jobs in Illinois. Those companies will receive more than $230 million in incentives over the next decade, mainly through the state's Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:09 PM
With Wisconsin poised to allow people to carry concealed weapons in public, gun advocates have made Illinois -- the last holdout -- a prime target in their campaign to give citizens unrestricted rights to carry weapons.
Illinois has been one of their...