Tuesday is a big day for union members at Ford auto plants across the Midwest. Voting is scheduled to close on a new a new four-year contract that could mean more than 1,000 jobs for Chicago and the region.Earlier this month, Ford and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement.
Illinois' two U.S. senators see the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in very different ways. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk criticized the Occupy Wall Street movement, including the Chicago branch.He said it seems like a political and pharmacological event."
Chicago police say three people have been killed and another 20 have been injured in separate shootings over 13 hours overnight.Police say the shootings happened late Friday and early Saturday.A 29-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting across from a North Side high school about 1:20 a.m.
The mayor of Downers Grove says he's trying to keep Sara Lee's headquarters in the west suburban village.Sara Lee officials have been pretty quiet about relocating. But that all changed recently and a spokesman now says Sara Lee is thinking of moving to another suburb or downtown Chicago.