Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up his first official overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East. He's shifted U.S. policy on Syria, offering direct assistance to the opposition coalition and non-lethal aid to fighters. He's also offered Egypt's Islamist government $190 million to avert a budget crisis and he's warning Iran that talks can't go on indefinitely.
The first woman elected to statewide office in Illinois has died. Dawn Clark Netsch was 86.
The Illinois House has approved a series of measures that would ban semi-automatic assault weapons in Illinois.
The ongoing contract talks between the University of Illinois and the union representing food and building service workers on the Urbana campus may be winding down.
Sandra Day O'Connor wasn't expecting the call from President Reagan that would change her life that day in 1981.
An administration official says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will spend part of his budget address crediting a contract agreement with Illinois' largest union for $900 million in healthcare savings.
University of Illinois alumnus and entrepreneur Shahid Khan has been chosen to give the commencement address on the Urbana campus May 12.
Mother Nature is apparently saving the best, or at least the biggest, for last.
Decatur and its biggest water user have reached a deal to ease strain on the local water supply if a drought like last year's returns. The Decatur City Council on Monday approved a deal with agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Co.
President Hugo Chávez is breathing with greater difficulty as a new and severe respiratory infection has taken hold, Venezuela's government said, describing the cancer-stricken president's condition as "very delicate."