State lawmakers have approved a plan to restructure retirement benefits for state employees. Gov. Quinn says he’ll sign it. But labor groups vow to sue and the proposal sets up a fight for next year’s election.
A small alternative theater company from Poland is scrambling to put together a production slated to show in Chicago after the U.S. denied its cast members visas. The group claims it’s just another victim of stalled immigration reform.
Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele welcome Reggie Torian to talk abou the soulful, complex sounds of Curtis Mayfield. We also hear about Bears head coach, Marc Trestman, and check in with an organizer of the world's second oldest LGBT film fest.[View the story "Morning Shift: The music of Curtis Mayfield" on Storify]
Republican primary voters might see a long list of candidates next year for Illinois governor. But ask each one what the ideal GOP candidate looks like, and you’re likely to get very different answers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois legislative Republican leaders' support of allowing illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses should help move the issue.Advocates expect the Senate to take up the matter on the floor Tuesday.House Minority Leader Tom Cross of Oswego and Senate Mino