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2 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
Juan Rangel, longtime leader of the clout-heavy United Neighborhood Organization, is out as UNO's $250,000-a-year chief executive in the wake of a scandal that cost the group millions in state funding and led to a federal investigation of its bond dealings.
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7 hrs ago | Advocate
The latest public output from anti-LGBT organization Illinois Family Institute, an independent, nonprofit Christian ministry that is vocal in its opposition to marriage equality, is a fabricated nutrition label that attempts to be clever, reports Good As You .
11 hrs ago | City of Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn today announced a comprehensive improvement plan for the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line O'Hare Branch - an overhaul that will provide faster travel times and updated stations while creating more than 1,300 good-paying jobs.
Gov. Pat Quinn few figures of the 20th century changed the world as much as Mandela.
Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon end on a positive note.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face threatened lawsuits by labor unions.
The extreme cold slamming the Great Plains isn't about to cool off one of the hottest segments of the American economy: North Dakota's oil patch.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it's postponing a public hearing on proposed rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling because of winter storm warnings.
Governor Pat Quinn is set to get about $74,000 in back pay now that Illinois lawmakers have finally approved a pension deal.
Busy days are ahead for Illinois and Michigan advisers who work with municipal employees as public-pension overhauls loom in the Prairie State and in Detroit.
Local teachers unions are vowing to fight the constitutionality of state pension reforms at all costs, saying it was wrong for the General Assembly this week to break its contract with government workers and take away benefits.
In this Aug. 15, 2012, file photo Mike Phillips, other union protesters, supporters and labor leaders boo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in protest saying he is betraying the Democratic party's tradition of supporting working men and women.
On Tuesday, the Illinois state legislature passed a bill slashing pensions and angering unions.
That the pension bill passed by the General Assembly yesterday was "a bipartisan victory for the people of Illinois," according to Governor Pat Quinn, and "theft" according to organized labor? - Steve Bogira That the pension fix was "a desperate move to be reserved for dire circumstances," but a big step forward for Illinois, according to Mark ... (more)
The only thing decided Tuesday night during a public hearing on whether to remove two city-owned river dams was to hold another public hearing on the issue.
French scientists looking into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have dismissed poisoning by radioactive polonium, his widow announced Tuesday in Paris.