Saying that Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a five-year farm bill.
With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.
This Sunday, many will be watching the Super Bowl not just for the game itself but for the commercials that surround the broadcast. One personal in particular who will be watching is former Parkland College Theater Professor and professional actor Jim Coates. He is in a commercial vying for a one million dollar prize from Doritos.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives his sixth State of the State address on Wednesday in Springfield. It comes in an election year that has Quinn seeking a second full term as governor.
Indiana's House of Representatives has approved a proposal that would place the state's gay marriage ban in the state's constitution.
Illinois labor unions have filed a lawsuit seeking a new plan to reduce the state's $100 billion pension shortfall declared unconstitutional.
The U.S. House is set to vote on a new farm bill Wednesday, after House and Senate negotiators earlier this week agreed on compromise legislation combining each chambers' drafts.
Members of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say. If enacted, it would close the gap left when the previous farm bill expired late in 2013, after an emergency extension lapsed.
A site on Interstate Drive just east of the Ashland Park subdivision is to be the home for a new facility to replace the current Champaign Central High School.