The plan to merge the Illinois treasurer and comptroller's office is stuck in the state House of Representatives. Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, both Republicans, say combining their offices will save millions of dollars.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama’s administration, saying it ensnares too many people and erodes trust in local police.
July unemployment rates dropped from a year earlier in all but one of Illinois' 12 metro areas.The state Department of Employment Security said Thursday that the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area had the lowest unemployment rate at 7.1 percent.
A new report suggests Illinois' rate of home foreclosure fell 3.5 percent between June and July. The RealtyTrac Group said the foreclosure rate is now almost 50 percent lower than last year. But there's still some bad housing news: a report from the Illinois Association of Realtors sa
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hitting out at republicans who have been criticizing his former boss.Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney ridiculed President Barack Obama's handling of the economy and debt ceiling debate this week.
Chicago-area Muslims say they've got an additional focus during the holy month of Ramadan - the environment.Officials with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago launched several green initiatives Monday, the first day of the Islamic month marked by fasting and p