Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law that ends free health care for state retirees and requires them all to contribute to the cost of health care, based on their ability to pay.In a statement Thursday, Quinn says retirees deserve access to quality health care.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants the city to vie for cheaper electricity rates from companies other than ComEd. The city council will look at a proposal Friday that would be the first step towards making those negotiations possible.
At the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, a cyber navigator’s central job is to help people learn to use computers. But because much of what they do is help people access government services or find a job, cyber navigators are almost like digital social workers.
The first of two 800-megawatt electricity generators at a new $4 billion southern Illinois power plant is in use.The Belleville News-Democrat reports the Unit 1 generator was fired up Wednesday at the Prairie State Energy Campus near Lively Grove in Washington County.The second unit is to b
Illinois legislators quietly passed a bill last week to address the hot-button issue of what to do about plastic bags that end up in landfills. So why does this bill have so many environmental groups and cities upset?
Actor Dan Granata says the history of watching the transit of Venus is "a chronicle of cosmological blue balls." He explains his statement – with the help of a little math – in this week's installment of The Paper Machete.