The first female member of the Illinois National Guard to die in combat operations overseas was honored this weekend on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus. Shawna Morrison of Paris, Ill. was killed nine years ago this month in Iraq.
The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has launched its new online application early.
It will be Tokyo, not Istanbul or Madrid, who hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, announced in Buenos Aires Saturday.
Nathan Scheelhaase passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns to lead Illinois to a surprise 45-17 win Saturday over Cincinnati.
Governor Pat Quinn announced a new chief of staff Friday. Ryan Croke replaces Jack Lavin, who has been Quinn's right-hand man since 2010.
"The president of course has the authority to act" even if Congress does not support his plan for a military strike on Syria, White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken told Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep earlier today.
Illinois Corrections officials say cases of an illness that prompted a light lockdown at the Danville Correctional Center have dropped significantly, but it will continue two more weeks.
Two Danville men have been arrested on consecutive days tied to shooting deaths on the city’s east side.
The two incidents - one in April, the other in May - occurred within a few blocks of one another.
Police Friday morning announced the arrest of Kevin Marshall, 23, who was picked up at noon Thursday within blocks of where the shooting occurred.
He’s held without bond – charged with three counts of first degree murder in the May 21st death of Latifah Cross, 21, of Danville.
But Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said the investigation is ongoing, and other arrests have not been ruled out.
Marshall’s arrest comes a day after the arrest of Robert Butler, 30, picked up at 2 p.m. Wednesday in connection to the April 13th death Jamal Sampson. 26, of Danville. Butler is also being held without bond, charged with three counts of first degree murder.
Vermilion County Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Donahue said police stepped up patrols for the summer, but not necessarily in one area.
“These incidents do go in cycles," he said. "We’ll go for long periods of time without any difficulty at all. And then we’ll have some shootings come up. But I wouldn’t want to label any side of town in a particular way.”
Both men arrested are expected in court on Monday.
Rochus Misch, who served as Adolf Hitler's devoted bodyguard for most of World War II and was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader's final hours in his Berlin bunker, has died. He was 96.
The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies, The New York Times and The Guardian are reporting.