A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads near the city of Zhaotong. News media in China are saying at least 367 people died in the quake, which struck in an area with old and vulnerable buildings.
In an attempt to weigh in on an immigration issue before Congress leaves Washington for a five-week break, the House has voted 223-189 to approve a $694 million emergency funding bill.
There are laws protecting mothers who want to breastfeed at work, but some women say their employers are not doing enough.
Governor Pat Quinn is hailing the completion a regional broadband network anchored at Illinois State University as a major technological and economic step forward.
President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for next week's U.S.- African summit in the nation's capital.
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.