Illinois' unemployment rate dipped to 8.7 percent in November as the economy added 16,400 jobs.Preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security indicate the largest monthly job gain of the year. There still are 574,600 Illinoisans out of work.
Public employees say they're willing to chip in more of their salaries toward their retirements if the state of Illinois can guarantee that it'll fully fund state pensions.A coalition of unions called We Are One Illinois released a study Wednesday analyzing two pension proposals before lawma
An Illinois judge has refused to reopen a class-action lawsuit that produced a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-maker Philip Morris, handing the plaintiffs their latest setback in legal action now more than a decade old.It was not immediately clear Thursday whether Stephen Tillery, the St.
Native plants including rare species are coming back under power lines in a research project in northern Illinois.The Chicago Botanic Garden, ComEd and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are working together to convert overgrown utility corridors into native landscapes.On research plots at