Chicago Public Schools has reached a tentative contract agreement with its second largest union.The school system announced early Monday that it's negotiated a three-year contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 73.
Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
Illinois' two U.S. senators see the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in very different ways. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk criticized the Occupy Wall Street movement, including the Chicago branch.He said it seems like a political and pharmacological event."