Chicago teachers get OK to strike after public vote; walkout by Oct. 11 possible

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The state’s largest teachers’ union has given the green light for its leaders to strike, but this time around, the votes...

Illinois observes its first Gold Star Families Day

Illinois will now honor Gold Star Families Day. (Photo provided by the State of Illinois) ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois mothers who lost children in...

In ruling’s wake, how to raise juror pay deliberated anew

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The question of how to increase jury pay in Illinois without hitting taxpayers’ wallets is back after last week’s Illinois Supreme...

New assessment law may cost Southern Illinois farmers more in taxes

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Farmers in southern Illinois could see their property-tax bill more than double, thanks to a new law changing how their land...

Chicago considers competing plans to save city pension system

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A Chicago pension fund is hurting, and there are competing proposals that city officials and fund managers hope state lawmakers will...

Your share of Illinois’ debt: Simply write a check for… how much?

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ outstanding debt moves like the hour hand of a clock, ticking imperceptibly but steadily. If each of the roughly 6...

Ex-Winnebago County purchasing manager sent to federal prison for theft

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A former purchasing director for Winnebago County was sentenced late last week to two years in federal prison for stealing more...

Amazon brings two distribution centers to Southern Illinois, organized labor protests

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Amazon Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, earlier this month opened the first of two planned distribution centers in the southern...

New state law that ends most zero-tolerance policies catches up with trend

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A new state law is ending most zero-tolerance policies in Illinois schools, but zero tolerance was on its way out the...

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