McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment
This is the fifth time since 2018 that McDonald's workers have struck the company over what they say are inadequate efforts to stop sexual harassment in its stores. At least 50 workers have filed charges against McDonald's alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last five years.
Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract
The contracts under negotiation with the Moline, Illinois-based company cover 14 Deere plants, including seven in Iowa, four in Illinois and one each in Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia.
John Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker
Negotiators will return to the bargaining table Monday to try and work out a new deal to cover more than 10,000 workers at 14 plants across the United States. The union set a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M
Construction on the MidAmerica facility in Mascoutah, Illinois is scheduled to start later this year and be completed in early 2024. Production would start by mid-2024.
Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker
The Clean Energy Jobs Act provides a $700 million subsidy to Exelon with the idea of saving jobs and the large amount of carbon-free energy the plants already produce.
Kraft Heinz, former officials settle SEC charges for $62 million
The Chicago-based Kraft Heinz Co. did not admit or deny the SEC's findings but agreed to avoid future violations and pay a civil penalty.
Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short
Union and business groups have expressed concerns about the loss of jobs and the reliability of the electric grid while some consumers groups worry about rate hikes.
Rivian, an EV Startup with Big Backers, Files to Go Public
The company has a contract with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans starting this year at its factory, a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois.