The NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday, saying that its investigation has verified Sterling made racist comments in an audio recording that was made public Friday.
State lawmakers have blocked Republican legislation that would have allowed voters to limit statewide executive officers to two terms of office.
The U.S. House has passed a measure looking to study Illinois' New Philadelphia Town Site as a possible national park.
Illinois lawmakers have long debated whether to combine the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Both candidates for treasurer are competing to one-up each other over whether the office should even exist.
Egypt's leadership has faced a steady stream of criticism since the military ousted an elected government last summer and began cracking down on its opponents.
A former member of the radical 1970s group the Symbionese Liberation Army who was told recently he can no longer teach at the University of Illinois could see that decision reversed.
Noting that one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House is releasing new guidelines to help victims of that violence, and to improve the way schools handle such cases.
A second day of tornadoes has caused devastation in the South, killing nearly a dozen people in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Some 50 twisters were reported in the region in a 24-hour period, according to meteorologists.
As the state of Illinois drafts rules for medical marijuana, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants lawmakers to open up the discussion for recreational pot use.
Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday after two weeks away. The top issue this spring remains whether to let the temporary tax increase drop at the end of the year as scheduled, or vote to keep the income tax rate at five percent.