CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate went up slightly in October even as the state added 30,000 more jobs.Officials said Friday that the unemployment rate in Illinois is 10.1 percent, above the national rate of 9 percent.
Illinois officials hope to return nearly 200 forgotten war medals and other military artifacts to their rightful owners.Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced the project — called Operation Reunite — on Friday, Veterans Day.Former Illinois State Rep.
Fearing further setbacks to their negotiated contracts, members of organized labor are heading into the fall veto session this week with raised fists.Their angst is shared by dozens of special interest groups including retirees, casino operators and state vendors competing for scarce revenue in what
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.