The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Business Writer

New survey suggests nursing shortage looming in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suggests the state may soon face a shortage of registered nurses as more and more baby boomers retire.

Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives

STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Business Writers
RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers

Protest for $15 an hour planned ahead of McDonald's meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Labor organizers and workers are expected to protest outside McDonald's headquarters Wednesday to drive home their demand for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food workers.

Rauner pension plan panned by panelists

SPRINGFIELD — It's not the same as a Supreme Court opinion, but the members of an Illinois House committee on pensions gave generally bad reviews to a pension reform plan offered by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

But the reviews offered were along party lines in the Democratic-dominated House Personnel and Pensions Committee.

Closer union ties on county board agenda

Thoughts on Rauner? The county board? Kacich's all ears - tell him about it here

Green had major role in Constitution's pension clause

Not only was the late Henry I. Green a major figure in the development of the pension clause in the 1970 Illinois Constitution, he's now the central figure in Friday's Illinois Supreme Court ruling that rejected a 2013 effort by lawmakers and former Gov. Pat Quinn to unilaterally revise retirement benefits for government workers.

UI workers lobby for higher wages

In the midst of on-going contract negotiations, a group of University of Illinois union employees have gone public with their push for better wages and future opportunities to make more.

Bill intended to improve hiring of women, minorities, veterans

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation revising hiring rules within the state universities civil service system got approval from the Senate Higher Education Committee Tuesday and now moves to the Senate floor.

The bill (HB 3102) last month was approved unanimously by the full House.

Dozens of employers plan to attend job fair

CHAMPAIGN — Fifty-one employers plan to have representatives on hand for the 2015 Spring Job Fair coordinated by the Central Illinois Human Resources Group and The News-Gazette.

The job fair will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.