Students Cut Class To Protest School-Funding CrisisThe teens blamed Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the continuing problem.
Source: Rauner Looking To Move From Thompson Center To Bilandic Building Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking into moving his Chicago office from the James R. Thompson Center to the Michael A. Bilandic Building across the street.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Restrictions On Fantasy-Sports SitesThe legislation comes as websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, which offer pay-to-play fantasy sports contests with cash payouts, soar in popularity and gain scrutiny.
Rauner Plans To Sell Thompson Center To DevelopersGov. Bruce Rauner has announced plans to ask state lawmakers to allow him to unload the costly Thompson Center in the Loop, and move 2,200 state employees to other office space.
State Exploring Potential Sale Of Thompson CenterCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the Rauner administration is moving full speed ahead to see if it really makes sense to sell the James R. Thompson Center and move more than 2,000 state employees elsewhere.
Daycare Providers Rally To Get State Funding RestoredHundreds of parents and daycare providers gathered at the Thompson Center on Friday to call on state lawmakers to restore funding to the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program.
Israeli, Palestinian Supporters Face Off Outside Thompson CenterDemonstrators filled up the area around the Thompson Center and the Daley Center on Monday, for competing rallies – one in support of Israel, the other in support of Palestinians.
Thompson Center Food Service Workers Seek Quinn's Help Keeping JobsEmployees who work at the various fast food stands at The Great State Fare food court in the basement of the Thompson Center are worried they’ll lose their jobs when their employer, Sodexo, moves out of the state government building hands over the reins of the food court to a new management company.
City Officials Waiting As Hundreds Show Up To Job-Fair HoaxThe hoax that claimed the city of Chicago would take applications for 10,000 summer jobs drew hundreds of job seekers to the Thompson Center downtown.
City Warns Of Bogus Flier Promising Thousands Of Summer JobsThe City of Chicago is warning people to beware of a bogus flier that promises 10,000 summer jobs, reports WBBM's Steve Miller.
Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson CenterIts known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.
Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending CutsHundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.