Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's SignatureA bill to expand Illlinois' vote by mail program cleared the state Senate on Friday, and now heads to Gov. JB Pritizker for his signature. 
Child Care Confusion: As Illinois Moves To Stage Three Daycare Owners Unsure Of Requirements To ReopenAs the state gets closer to opening, parents are getting ready to head back to work, but that leaves a lingering question: Who will watch the kids?
Teacher On Chicago's Southeast Side Gets Golden Apple AwardEach Golden Apple award winner receives a $5,000 cash prize.  Winners are selected from more than 730 nominations of fourth through eighth grade teachers.
Boats Allowed To Have Up To 10 People On Board Under New Illinois Reopen RulesChicago's harbor system is one of the largest in the nation with about 6,000 boat slips -- slips that remain empty right now because of COVID-19 -- but that could all be about to change. 
Illinois Restaurants Can Reopen With Outdoor Seating May 29, Pritzker SaysBars and restaurants are getting the green light to reopen nine days from now if they can move their customers outdoors, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday as he gave the green light for the entire state to move into phase three of his reopening plan.
Illinois Lawmakers Returning To Springfield To Discuss Budget, COVID-19 ReliefIllinois lawmakers return to Springfield for a three-day session. 
Gas Prices In Illinois And Indiana Jump In The Last Week; Still Lower Than Last Year
9,000+ Layoffs Last Month In Illinois; National Jobs Report Worst In HistoryEconomists predict Friday's April National Jobs Report will be the single worst in history. 
McHenry Outdoor Theater Opens Friday Night With Limited CapacityThe McHenry Outdoor Theater is back opening starting Friday evening. 
Where's The Beef?: Shortage Leaves Hundreds Of Wendy's Restaurants Without BeefThe company that made "Where's the beef?" famous is being asked that very question by thousands of customers as a beef shortage has dozens of Wendy's stores in Illinois and hundreds nationwide out of burgers.
Illinois AG Files Suit Against Hilco After Implosion Dust Covers Little VillageParticulate matter is made up of dust, dirt, soot or smoke mixed with liquid droplets found in the air, causing aggravated asthma, decreased lung function among other respiratory problems.