A former Elmhurst College student has been convicted of a hate crime, for carving racist epithets outside a dorm at the school.
More than 200,000 unemployed workers in Illinois and seven other states are losing their unemployment compensation checks this week.
A new survey of several hundred corporate chief executives finds they have a very low opinion of the business climate in Illinois.
Guards at Menard prison downstate may have committed millions of dollars’ worth of fraud stemming from workers’ compensation payments, the state Department of Corrections has told lawmakers.
From now on, Cook County commissioners will have to buy liquor out of their own pockets and submit other expenses to the ethics board for reimbursement.
The saying, “what goes around comes around” might be applied to a Chicago-based hospital bill collection company that used high-pressure bill collection tactics.
The Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves
Principals in the Chicago Public Schools are in line to get $130 million to help pay for next year’s longer school days.
A paraplegic man claims two Chicago Police officers beat him and knocked him out of his wheelchair during a confrontation at a Loop doughnut shop.
The fire in the Black Tie Stable in unincorporated McHenry County that left 18 show horses dead has been ruled an accident.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced a pension plan Friday that he says will fix the state’s overtaxed and underfunded public pension system.
The Chicago City Council is urging the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest itself from companies that do business with Iran’s energy sector.
An Illinois state panel appointed to find ways to cut Medicaid costs has taken one step forward and two steps back.
Local School Council elections begin Wednesday, and many schools are suffering from a lack of interested candidates.
The makers of Tylenol are facing a new lawsuit filed by an Illinois family on an old recall.
Another Groupon shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago-based daily deal Web site company.
Suburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois’ skyrocketing pension costs.
Two schools in Chicago will have new homes, thanks to a $251 million renovation and a little shuffling.
A public feud among Greektown organizers over allegations of missing money has sponsors backing off from the community’s biggest event of the year.
Three Chicago hospitals and some aging movie theaters have topped the latest list of endangered historic buildings made by Preservation Chicago.
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4639
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
- Boy, 17, Fatally Shot In Back Of The YardsA teenage boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said.147
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