With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. And at the third annual Asheville Beer Week this week, this tight-knit beer community is strutting its stuff with tastings of barrel-aged sour beers and fermented Chinese tea saisons, and chocolate truffle and beer pairings.
The Illinois House has voted to undo a series of cuts in the state's program of health care for the poor. Backers of the change say the cuts have come with a significant cost.
Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.
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.