This spring, more than in any recent year, the 2012-2013 Broadway season accelerated toward its conclusion: Nineteen productions opened between the beginning of March and April 25, the cut-off date for Tony eligibility. And many of those shows raised their curtains in the final two weeks of the season.
Champaign Police are investigating four seperate incidents involving gunfire on the city's north and northwest sides, resulting in six injuries.
The Indiana Attorney General's office says the recent surge in Midwestern gasoline prices that's made the state the nation's fourth-priciest is drawing an influx of complaints from the public.
Researchers at Illinois State University have turned up new information about Abraham Lincoln's school boy days in 1825.
Fighting Illini Senior Justin Parr, whose season included a 33-game hitting streak, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday.
In his most extensive comments so far on the revelations this week about the electronic data that the nation's spy agencies are collecting, President Obama told the American people Friday that "nobody is listening to your telephone calls."
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he finally got in touch with House Speaker Michael Madigan. The governor said he’s called a meeting to address pension reform.
A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in a remote area of northwest Pakistan, killing seven people Friday night, according to reports. Pakistani officials who spoke about the strike to the AP say it killed seven militants.
Ariel Castro, whose Cleveland, Ohio, home allegedly became a prison for three kidnapped young women, has been indicted on 329 counts by a grand jury.
As many as four people died in a series of shootings in Santa Monica Friday, according to city police chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.