Articles By Hannah Meisel
COVID-19 Crisis Put Thousands Of Independent Contractors Out Of Work — But They Can’t File For Unemployment
With no income, no paid time off and no unemployment benefits, 1099 workers in Illinois — 18 percent of the state's workforce — are "unbelievably stressed."
An executive order from Gov. J.B. Pritzker allows those claiming unemployment benefits to receive a check one week sooner than usual.
“Blagojevich is a real touchstone for a lot of people of what is wrong in Illinois politics,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
The idea that a casino be built in Bronzeville is "appalling and offensive," Ald. Sophia King says. "It would be like putting a casino in Harlem.”
Will the third time be the charm for those working to end mayoral control of Chicago’s schools?
The dean of the City Council, facing re-election in February, said he did nothing wrong, and noted he's been investigated without charges before.
A bill to tax people who list their cars on car-sharing services is being debated in Springfield.
Residents complain about a lack of parking thanks to the dozens of cars parked near the Aragon Ballroom.
In Colorado, increased vote by mail options made turnout skyrocket – and officials are looking at how to do that in Illinois.