FBI News: Emmerson Buie Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office

Chicago, IL (STL.News) – FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Emmerson Buie Jr. as the special…

CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Monthly Volume Ever

CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Monthly Volume Ever, Averaging 24.3 Million Contracts Per Day in August 2019…

CME Group to Launch SOFR Options on January 6, 2020

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Banking Services Through New Bank On Initiative in Comptroller’s Office

Chicago, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Monday expanding access to banking services…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Launches Connect Illinois, a $420 Million Statewide Broadband Expansion Under Rebuild Illinois

Cross-Agency Effort Hosted Online at www.illinois.gov/ConnectIllinois Springfield, IL (STL.News) – With a historic $420 million investment…

Business News: LKQ Announces European Management Succession

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today announced that John S. Quinn, Executive Vice President…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs Comprehensive Legislation Protecting Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed comprehensive legislation today to help prevent sexual…

USDA Declares Agriculture Disaster in Illinois Following Governor Pritzker Request

Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Following Governor JB Pritzker’s July 3 request in the wake of historic…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs New Law Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence

Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law Wednesday to help ensure…

Ameren Illinois Modernizing Natural Gas System in Springfield, Illinois

$5.5 million projects will happen throughout 2019 Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Residents in Springfield are seeing…

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, Neighborhood, Faith-Based Organizations Launch Keeping Our Communities Safe Initiative in West Garfield Park

New initiative to provide City services, substantial preventative and treatment supports, job training and employment resources…

Living Organ Donors Are Protected from Workplace, Insurance Retaliation Under New Illinois Law

Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law Thursday that protects living…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs New Law Giving Millions Relief from High Interest on Consumer Debt

Consumer Fairness Act Lowers Post-Judgment Interest Rate from 9% to 5%, Reduces Collection Timeframe by 9…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Requests Extension for State to Request Federal Disaster Declaration

Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker formally requested an extension from the Federal Emergency…

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot Announces Citywide Survey to Gain Input on Future Casino

Chicago launches survey inviting residents to weigh in on preferences for a new Chicago casino CHICAGO,…

Ten Years in Federal Prison for Con Man, James Keegan, Who Defrauded More Than 200 Undocumented Immigrants

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – A con man who operated a fraudulent immigration services business that defrauded…

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Signs Two New Laws Protecting Immigrant Youth

New Laws Extend Short-Term Guardianship, Aid Youth Applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Chicago, IL (STL.News)…

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Requests Federal Review of Damage Assessments

Documentation Could Support Request for Federal Assistance Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Tuesday…

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Announces $22 Million In Savings Identified Eliminating a $1.4B Credit Line

City eliminates short-term borrowing as part of broader efforts to identify savings and efficiencies for FY2020…

CFTC Orders Commodity Trading Firm, Eagle Market Makers, Inc. to Pay Penalty for Wash Sales, Improve its Internal Controls

Washington, DC (STL.News) – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Friday issued an Order filing and…

Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs Most Equity-Centric Law in Nation to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Illinois Creates $30 Million Loan Program, Social Equity Applicant Status for Licensing, Expunges Roughly 700,000 Records…

Federal Judge Sentences Sex Trafficker, Samuel Nichols, to Life in Prison

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – A federal judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for…

Statement from Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot on Indictment Against Alderman Burke

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot released the following statement, Thursday, May 30,…

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Celebrates Bipartisan House Passage of Rebuild Illinois

Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement after the bipartisan passage…

Financial News: Illinois Department of Employment Security reports state’s unemployment rate up slightly in March

Chicago, IL (STL.News) – Illinois’ unemployment rate is up slightly.  That’s according to the Illinois Department of…

Business News: Ameren Illinois files for rate decrease

COLLINSVILLE, IL (STL.News) – Ameren Illinois residential customers will pay less for electric delivery service next…