Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing to reduce the number of non-violent offenders in county jails.Preckwinkle announced the formation of a new county agency Wednesday that will focus on reforming the county jail system. She said the agency will aim to improve the bond court
President Bill Clinton announced in Chicago Wednesday that the AFL-CIO is committed to raising $10 billion over the next five years for American infrastructure projects.Clinton is leading a two-day conference of the Clinton Global Initiative, with participants ranging from political leaders to econo
A controversial collective bargaining law goes into effect Wednesday in Wisconsin after months of protests and debate.The new state law that brought thousands of demonstrators to the state Capitol cuts pay for public employees by about eight percent.
As of Tuesday, new federal safety standards will make selling certain cribs illegal in the United States. Everyone from yard sale organizers to mass manufacturers must adhere to the law, or else they could face civil penalties.The new standards make the sale of drop-side cribs illegal.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants labor groups and legislators to come together to form new labor rules for Chicago's McCormick Place."I intend to bring folks together from all these different sectors and we'll just hash out a law that will survive any kind of legal scrutiny," he said.
According to Commonwealth Edison, 60,000 Chicago-area customers will be without power until at least Friday evening.ComEd spokeswoman Tabrina Davis estimates 90 percent of residents affected by Tuesday's storm should have their power restored by midnight Thursday.