Chicago Public Schools is trying some controversial strategies to improve under-performing schools. CPS announced Wednesday that it wants to close two elementary schools and phase out two under-performing high schools.
The future for two major Illinois corporations is unclear after state lawmakers rejected a plan that would have granted the companies about $200 million in tax breaks.Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings and Chicago-based CME Group, which operates financial exchanges, have both threatened to leave I
At the last minute, lawmakers in Springfield changed direction on a plan to close seven state hospitals and prisons.Members of the Illinois House and Senate shifted money in the state budget late Tuesday to keep the facilities open, for now.Most of the money will come from $376 million Gov.
Federal prosecutors say ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison.The 54-year-old Blagojevich was convicted of 18 corruption-related counts, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.