Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Election law changes may be coming to Illinois: What you need to know

Election law changes may be coming to Illinois: What you need to know

Rod Blagojevich back in politics? New legislation awaiting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature foresees the possibility. Other election law changes would expand vote by mail, push back the 2022 primary election and make Election Day 2022 a state holiday.

By Joe Tabor

Everything you need to know about Illinois unemployment

Everything you need to know about Illinois unemployment

The Illinois Department of Employment Security was ill-prepared to handle record numbers of unemployed workers when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, was slow to distribute federal help, exposed Illinoisans' private information, then lefts thousands on hold awaiting answers. Here's the latest.

By Brad Weisenstein

Melissa Taylor

Melissa Taylor

“Finally, I decided to apply for unemployment. I hesitated to apply before because I know there are people who might need it more, but we’re out of options.”

Nick Poplawski

Nick Poplawski

"Union leaders would say they didn’t like what Janus was doing, but we saw the merit to the other side saying, ‘This is your money. You should be able to decide where your money goes.’"