The emerald ash borer is working its way across Illinois with confirmation of the insect's spread to Champaign.The city of Champaign confirmed this week that one of the insects has been found in the city.
A judge has denied a motion that could have required Illinois to delay Gov. Pat Quinn's planned closure of a mental hospital in Tinley Park.Cook County Circuit Court Judge Nancy Jo Arnold on Thursday agreed with state officials on key elements of the case.
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.