The nation's unemployment rate moved up a bit in the month of July, to 6.2 percent, as more Americans who'd been sitting on the sidelines started looking for work, according to the latest monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Days after banning disposal of toxic PCB waste into the Clinton Landfill, Governor Pat Quinn has expanded that effort to include waste coming from manufactured gas plants.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is seeking an investigation into millions in federal funds that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's administration used for an anti-violence program.
The latest Flash Index shows the rate of economic growth in Illinois rose slightly from 106 in June to 106.2 in July.
A budget cut is leading to a reduction in hours at many state historic sites. Officials say without more money, some sites could close completely.
It was negotiated as a three-day humanitarian cease-fire that was to start at 8 a.m. local time today. But just hours in, fighting erupted again in Gaza.
A subsidiary of Sony Corporation that focuses on biotechnology is closing its operations on the University of Illinois campus and moving to California.
A third suspect in the Allen Redding murder was arrested Thursday in Arkansas.
Ending a contentious and very public spat between two branches of government, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Super Pantry, a small convenience store chain based in Champaign is being acquired by a much larger one.