Weddings are big business, and the mayor of Minneapolis is targeting a lucrative new market, asking gay couples from across the Midwest to take advantage of Minnesota's month-old same-sex marriage law and hold nuptials in his city.
The wildfire still burning north of Yosemite National Park — you know, the one that has charred 237,341 acres and was at one point one of the largest fires in recent California history — was started by a hunter's illegal fire.
Former DuPage County board chairman Bob Schillerstrom has decided not to make a bid for Illinois treasurer.
The Champaign Police Department says a 13-year old has been recovered, and her alleged abductor is custody.
University of Illinois administrators are proposing a $4.45 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that ends in June - a 1.2 percent increase.
The Illinois Supreme Court returns from its summer recess next week, and one of the items on the docket could be the announcement of Rita Garman as its next chief justice.
The University of Illinois plans to dedicate a new memorial to an Illinois National Guard soldier and university student killed in the Iraq war.
The Senate Foreign Relations committee voted Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria.
Legislators writing an overhaul of the state's pension systems could be nearing the end of their work.
Springfield is defending its policies on panhandlers after a new lawsuit accused the city of violating free-speech rights by barring panhandlers from asking for money.