Illinois Democratic Party stalwarts emerged from their national convention Thursday night energized by President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, while acknowledging they have a tough few months of campaigning ahead of November’s elections.
A Chicago-area man designated as a terrorist is suing the federal government so he can do simple things like buy newspapers or gifts for his wife. Muhammad Salah, an American of Palestinian descent, was designated a terrorist in 1995. The designation means Americans are prohibited from engaging in financial transactions with him, which has made living in Chicago’s suburbs difficult.
The football programs of Illinois and Arizona State are under new management, and the meeting of the two teams Saturday night is supposed to be the first serious test for both first-year coaches.
An aide to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the congressman is home in Washington after treatment for depression at Mayo Clinic.
Oscar-winner director Martin Scorsese is partnering with "Schindler's List'' screenwriter Steven Zaillian to produce a documentary about famed Chicago Sun-Times film critic and Urbana native Roger Ebert.
A top staffer for Congressional Candidate David Gill has left the campaign.
Public health officials in Champaign County have spent three years studying how to best publicize restaurant inspection results. Though still under much discussion, the county is now offering Champaign diners a small appetizer of these results on the health district’s website.
Pumpkin growers from around the Midwest spent Thursday picking up tips from one of the leading institutions on the crop’s overall success.
A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife.
Students attending the Monday night section of a course on state and local government at Illinois State University this fall are learning from someone with a little experience. State Representative ---- and ISU alumnus ---- Jason Barickman is teaching the Politics and Government 221 at the ISU campus in Normal.. The 37 year old Republican says he hopes his students will benefit from his political experience --- and experience of his guest speakers.