The Chicago-based Amtrak station is getting an eco-friendly upgrade.State officials have awarded Amtrak with a $300,000 energy efficiency grant to assist the agency in updating its train yard in Chicago.State officials say the grant will reduce Amtrak's natural gas consumption and help the rail comp
Gov. Pat Quinn says nine southern Illinois counties struck by deadly storms are eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration aid.Quinn's announcement came Thursday, a day after the state's appeal for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was denied.
NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is pushing students on Chicago's South Side to become scientists and engineers while perfecting their jump shots.Abdul-Jabbar joined Gov. Pat Quinn at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.