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.
The wait continues over the future of a bill that would allow a casino to be built in Chicago.Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he still has more studying to do before he knows where he stands on the gambling package.
Vietnam veterans gathered at Chicago's Navy Pier Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home parade.The 1986 march was the largest event of its kind in American history.