A winter storm forecast to bring up to two feet of snow to the East Coast contributed to more than 200 flight cancelations at Chicago's two major airports.
Chicago’s Aviation Department says 190 flights were canceled at O'Hare and around 30 were canceled at Midway.
The National Weather Service said a major storm moving up the East Coast is bringing heavy snow and powerful winds through today. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston.
An ally of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner will chair the state agency that owns the Chicago White Sox stadium, and oversaw the renovations of Soldier Field. But one of former Governor Pat Quinn's closest confidants will still retain another high-paying post.
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority has been home base for all sorts of political wins and losses over the years. And there's a whole roster of players.
Most recently, Quinn secured the executive director's job for his former campaign manager. Lou Bertuca was hired without a national search.
Illinois has agreements in place for two new railroad projects.
One would allow passengers to travel by train to Rockford. The other, to the Quad Cities.
But the head of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association,Rick Harnish, says they could be in jeopardy because of Governor Bruce Rauner's hold on all non-essential state spending. Harnish says that delays could derail the projects.
"This was the year - it is the year - that really is the make or break difference. So it needs to move forward very quickly."
Giving employees flexible work hours can help curb sleep deficiency and improve overall health.
That’s according to a new study in the journal Sleep Health.
Sleep deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of automobile crashes, disease and early mortality. Improving sleep is a goal of Healthy People 2020, which is a federal initiative that sets national objectives and monitors progress concerning the health of the nation.
Illinois lawmaker Kelly Cassidy is again trying to ban counseling that tries to make gay kids, straight.
Sexual orientation conversion therapy can cause depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior, according to reports from psychologists. A proposal to make the therapy off limits for minors failed last year in the Illinois House.
The CEO of the gay rights group Equality Illinois, Bernard Cherkasov, is hopeful it will pass this time.