Congress has until the end of the week to come up with a deficit-reduction plan, or risk $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. The White House on Monday released a report, giving a snapshot of what the sequester would mean for Illinois.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The law's future is to be decided in a case from Alabama, the very place the statute was born.
C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.
A beetle that kills ash trees now has been found in 59 Indiana counties.
Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean, a study suggests.
The union representing food and building service workers at the University of Illinois has filed a 14-day intent to strike notice.
Authorities in Vermilion County have identified a body found Sunday near Hoopeston as 33-year old Amanda Walters-Pentecost, who had been missing for nearly a month.
Republicans who control the Indiana House are poised to advance a budget plan that leaves out the 10 percent income tax cut sought by Gov. Mike Pence in favor of more spending on schools and roads.
They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.
First lady Michelle Obama will stop in Chicago this week to promote physical activity in schools.