Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says he's come to an agreement on state spending with the speaker of the Illinois House, but Cullerton is leaving the door open for an income tax hike after the November election.
There's new evidence that an oral cholera vaccine might help stop an epidemic in its tracks.
American leadership in the 21st century will be defined in part by the nation's military strength, "but only in part," President Obama said in an interview with NPR about his foreign policy priorities.
Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.
The inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has affirmed that some 1,700 patients at the Phoenix VA hospital were put on unofficial wait lists and subjected to treatment delays of up to 115 days.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is touting a bill to allow students to refinance college loans at lower interest rates.
A Republican state senator is spearheading an effort to get a statue of Ronald Reagan built at the Illinois Capitol.
Legislation that could alter how some immigrants in Illinois are jailed has received backing from a state Senate panel, but the measure isn't expected to resurface for months.
U.S Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he is waiting to get all the facts before he decides where he stands on Eric Shinseki’s future as head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan to ask voters whether the state should increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.