SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Private employers in Illinois can now give preference to veterans when hiring new workers.
RANTOUL — Employees at a Rantoul manufacturer that makes auto parts for Mitsubishi Motors aren't panicking over news the company plans to sell or close its plant in Normal.
That's because Eagle Wings Inc. officials thought it might come to this several years ago and took action.
Unemployment figures for June, released Thursday by the state, painted a pretty picture for the area's jobs scene:
The last time the Champaign-Urbana area's rate was lower for June than it was in June 2015 was 2007. The new rate — 4.9 percent — was down from 6.2 percent a year earlier.
CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer
URBANA — Financial issues haven't reached the point of the Urbana Free Library cutting its hours of operation, as happened earlier this month in Champaign.
But another wave of budget-related cuts — in money spent on staffing, supplies and professional development — has led to some employees speaking out at Urbana library board meetings.
URBANA — A federal mediator has been called in to try to resolve a stalemate between the University of Illinois and about 1,350 employees working under an expired contract.
Union members delivered hundreds of postcards Tuesday to UI President Timothy Killeen, urging him to settle with two unions whose contract negotiations started more than a year ago.
DANVILLE — The last time it took applications from aspiring firefighters and police officers, the city of Danville wound up with its typically large pile — more than 130 deep.
But as it gets ready for its latest round of testing two years later, the city has run into a problem no one's sure what to make of.