Metropolitan areas in northern Illinois enjoyed most of the job growth that occurred in the state over the past year while a number of central-state communities saw net job losses.
That’s according to new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday that he has nominated Marc D. Smith to become the next director of the Department of Children and Family Services, the state’s principal child welfare agency.
Smith is currently in charge of foster care and intact services at Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, a nonprofit agency that contracts with the state to provide certain child welfare...