Tens of Thousands of Fish Travel by Truck Between Great Lakes States

“There has to be a cooperative spirit or it just flat-out won’t work,” according to Ed Eisch, fish production program manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Apple’s Next Product Launch Will Take Place at a Public School in Chicago

It’s highly likely that whatever Apple announces will be focused on education.

‘Desperate’ Illinois City Looks to Sell Assets After Big Pension Surprise

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah governor prays for much-needed snow; Wisconsin’s lead-foot problem; convicted Pa. mayor makes appeal to citizens; and homelessness hits new lows in Lexington, Ky.

Chicago Mayor Wants to Close a ‘Giant Loophole’ for Carjacking Offenders

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Delaware governor’s open data executive order; an uptick in STDs in Oregon; and a massive California guinea pig rescue.

Chicago Focuses Its Quality of Life Index on Youth

Chronic, concentrated joblessness has caused young, black men to struggle in the nation's third-largest city, and an index will assist officials in refining services to help them be successful.

Chicago Expected to Pay Another Big Legal Settlement in a Police-Related Lawsuit

In the past two months, the nation’s third-largest city has seen nearly $100 million in judgements from lawsuits involving local law enforcement.

Justice Department, Chicago Continue Their Immigration Compliance Dance

A month after the Trump administration was stopped from withholding public safety funds from the city for its “sanctuary” policies, it’s now targeting a different law enforcement grant.

Illinois Interim CIO Discusses Continuing State’s Ambitious IT Agenda

Kirk Lonbom takes the helm at critical time for Illinois’ revitalized Department of Innovation and Technology.

In ‘Sanctuary City’ Remarks, Sessions Contrasts Miami-Dade County With Chicago

As the Trump administration looks to tie immigration enforcement compliance to federal grant funding, the U.S. attorney general continues to grumble about the nation’s third-largest city.

To Help Fund Infrastructure, Chicago Mayor Backs Taxes on Unrepatriated Foreign Earnings

Rahm Emanuel made his case at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership meeting, while encouraging colleagues to get creative with investment.

Mayor Emanuel: ‘Chicago Will Not Be Blackmailed’ by Trump Administration

The Windy City plans to sue the federal government and “will continue to stand up to President Trump and his Justice Department.”

Building a Skills Agenda for the New Economy

We can't rely on the free market to fix our workforce—here's what works.

Racist ‘Chicago Safari’ Emails Spawn Illinois Government Investigation

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Boulder’s bear problem; a Charlotte sit-in; San Diego’s losing Styrofoam venture

How a Chicago Program Cut Violent Arrests in Half

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy thinks emotional well-being can help reduce gun deaths.

Addressing the Retirement Insecurity Crisis

As Congress steps back on supporting small business employee retirement accounts, the state treasurers from Illinois and Oregon point out the need to continue forward.

Dogged Fiscal Showdown in Illinois Gives Local School Leaders Major Heartburn

Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Latino homelessness surges in L.A. County; clogged drain pipes flood N.C. town for 2nd time in 3 weeks; and Alaska’s struggle to fund homes for senior citizens.

The Already Staggering Unpaid Bill Pile in Illinois Continues to Grow

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kentucky AG looks at governor’s possible “personal enrichment”; ACLU sues Delaware town over code enforcement; and San José’s alternate energy action.

Setting a High Renewable Energy Goal, Can Chicago Catch Up With Las Vegas?

In the nation’s third-largest city, municipal buildings accounted for 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2016.

States Are Moving to Protect Internet Privacy Now That the Feds Don't Care

“We should be outraged at the invasion that’s being allowed on our most intimate means of communication,” according to a Republican state senator from Minnesota.