Latest: 5:04 pm, 12/18/14, Thursday OAKWOOD -- Teachers and the school district finally have a new contract.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Lottery's contractor is officially out of the game as of Tuesday.
URBANA -- Firefighters will have to wait a little longer for a new agreement.
Update: 5:04 pm, 9/25/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 and MTD inked a deal to get kids to and from school.
DECATUR -- Public school educators got a brand new contract.
URBANA -- Home and business owners will save on their electric bills.
DANVILLE -- School bus workers have a new contract.
DANVILLE -- A big vote takes place when the district's bus drivers vote on a new contract Sunday.
DANVILLE -- School bus drivers are working without a contract.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 secretaries and teaching assistants have all been working without a contract, but Wednesday night, they struck a tentative deal with the district.
CHAMPAIGN -- After months of negotiations, the Champaign School Board has approved a contract with the Champaign Federation of Teachers.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 teachers are one step closer to a deal with the district.
DANVILLE -- An area fire department has a new contract.
Latest: 10:08 pm URBANA -- Thousands of people in Central Illinois will soon be looking for new doctors.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers and school board members are meeting Wednesday night with a federal mediator.
Latest: 4:27 pm, 9/19/13, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 teachers are turning up the heat.
Update: 6:08 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers aren't taking any chances and are going public with their fight for a new contract.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state of Illinois spent $135 million on emergency contracts, some of which may be the result of poor planning, experts say.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 District leaders are bringing in a negotiator to help with a teachers' contract.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state has been ordered to cancel its contract with a consulting company by the end of the year.
SPRINGFIELD -- AFSCME members are heading back to the voting booth for a new contract.
Update: 10:06 pm
DANVILLE -- Workers at an area plant accepted a new contract, but not everyone's happy about it.
URBANA -- A state contractor pleaded guilty to fraud following a scheme to get millions in taxpayer-funded contracts.
URBANA -- The University of Illinois and two of its unions have reached a tentative agreement in their contract negotiations.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI and its workers are still trying to hammer out an agreement.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- After a 3-day strike, UI workers will go back to the negotiating table with the university.
Update: 8:26 pm
URBANA -- At midnight Monday morning, hundreds of University of Illinois workers will go on strike.
URBANA -- Hundreds of UI workers are deciding whether or not accept a new contract.
SPRINGFIELD -- The new contract state workers will consider next week is a 3-year deal covering nearly 40,000 workers.
Update: 4:32 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- A bitter battle may be over as state workers now have a tentative contract agreement.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tensions are rising over stalled contract talks between the state and state workers.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of Illinois' biggest labor unions just lost its contract with the state, now many are wondering what's going to happen next.
Latest: 10:21 pm, 10/22/12, Monday
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers in Unit 4 are working under a new contract.
Update: 4:25 pm, 10/12/12, Friday
VERMILION COUNTY -- The Catlin School District can't agree with teachers on contracts.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers haven't had a contract since June.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 school teachers are sending out a stern reminder Monday.