The latest government data suggest some states are recovering much faster than others from the recession, including a few that were hit the hardest. U.S. companies have added jobs for 12 straight months, but the gains have been uneven.The U.S.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
There were 297,000 jobs added to businesses' payrolls in December, according to the widely watched ADP National Employment Report, which was released just a short time ago.And that's well above the 100,000 or so that economists had been expecting, the Associated Press says.Meanwhile, the latest Intu
A new law in Illinois prevents employers from looking up a job applicant’s credit report, except in certain cases. Increasingly, employers have been looking up people’s credit histories when they apply for a job. The new law in Illinois makes that illegal.
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.
The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.