Last week, a federal judge issued a ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to marry ahead of June 1, when same-sex marriage will be legal in all of Illinois. That has raised questions about how the ruling affects other counties wanting to issue the marriage licenses early.
State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) wants to make changes to the state's pre-paid college tuition program, saying it's dangerously close to "financial disaster."
Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping of priorities following more than a decade of war.
Recently arrested Mexican crime lord "El Chapo" Guzman left one of his deadliest marks on Chicago. As Patrick Smith of WBEZ reports, the city is a major hub for his drug distribution network.
There are many remarkable things to say about Alice Herz-Sommer, who until her death in London on Sunday was thought to be the world's oldest survivor of the Nazi Holocaust.
An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died. Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.
Illinois, like many states, suffered financially during the recession, but an economist says Illinois was in a weaker position to deal with the challenge.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is ramping up his re-election campaign.
Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, who was first elected to Congress in 1955 to fill a seat his father had held, says he will not seek re-election later this year.