A Cook County commissioner has proposed the county help non-violent criminal defendants post their bail, in order to ease overcrowding at the jail.
Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.
A group of about 50 transit activists swarmed into the lobby of a Loop bank on Thursday, demanding to know why big banks are being bailed out, while charging sky-high interest rates for loans to public transit agencies.
Demolition and redevelopment are one step closer for a long-vacant Lincolnwood Hotel with a colorful exterior and a seedy history.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has revealed the second phase of the city’s assault on the home foreclosure crisis. First, Emanuel pushed through an ordinance making banks responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties. On Wednesday, he unveiled a strategy to keep those homes occupied.
The State of Illinois is using federal money to help delinquent homeowners.