University Of Illinois Board Approves $263M In Construction ProjectsThe Board of Trustees voted Thursday to approve funding for 10 projects, including new or renovated residential, research and classroom buildings.
Emanuel Administration Signs Order For Minority Hiring On Construction ProjectsThe Emanuel Administration wants to keep better track of how well contractors are adhering to Chicago’s goals for minority hiring on the city’s big construction projects.
Mayor Seeks To Require City Contractors To Hire Neighborhood WorkersMayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance to require contractors hire neighborhood residents for many construction projects funded by the city.
State Supreme Court Upholds Capital Construction ProgramThe Illinois Supreme Court has upheld legislation that created a $31 billion statewide infrastructure construction plan.
Meeting Planned On Possible Special Legislative SessionA meeting is planned for Wednesday between Gov. Pat Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan to discuss calling lawmakers back for a special session.
Lawmakers Not Thrilled About Special Session To Save Construction ProjectsGov. Pat Quinn’s promise to call a special session of the General Assembly is not getting an enthusiastic reception.