The Put Illinois to Work program will end in mid-January.The program provides government-subsidized $10 per hour jobs at no cost to employers.Some critics questioned the cost of a program that doesn't guarantee permanent jobs.
Chicago's business community is already preparing to add a casino downtown, even before the gambling expansion gets approval from state legislators.The Illinois legislature is looking for ways to close a budget gap that could reach $15 billion.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley thanked the Illinois General Assembly for passing a bill authorizing civil unions in the state.The legislation passed this week by both the House and Senate offers gay and lesbian couples many of the same legal rights as married couples in Illinois."I'm very happy wi
Community leaders from Chicago’s West Side are calling on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to step up public policy to create permanent jobs for those employed by the Put Illinois to Work Program.The program was initially funded by federal stimulus money when it began nine months ago, but the money
Illinois legislators are scheduled to begin the fall veto session later this week. And newly elected Governor Pat Quinn tells the Chicago Sun-Times the top priority should be an income tax increase. But Quinn could face some opposition in the Illinois Senate.