Illinois is bracing for another round of snow, four days after the official start of spring.
It may be spring, but that's not stopping a wintry storm barreling toward Illinois that could dump as much a 9 inches of snow on central portions of the state.
The brothers in the Emanuel family are known for their success and for their chutzpah. The youngest is Ari Emanuel, a high-powered Hollywood agent. The HBO show Entourage actually based a character on Ari, and that character is a bit, well, blunt — threatening, for example, to rip out someone's tongue and serve it to his son's pet lizard.
The soul-searching over the Defense of Marriage Act went viral last week after Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, a social conservative and original co-sponsor of the 1996 bill, sought out CNN to say something no one saw coming.
An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.
Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government cannot afford.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will defund the air traffic control towers at airports in Decatur and Bloomington as part of cuts related to the federal sequester.
Illinois lawmakers have left Springfield for a two-week Spring Break before their final eight-week push toward resolving the state's most pressing problems.
Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois the lead with 6 minutes left and the seventh-seeded Illini pulled out a tough 57-49 win over Colorado in a game of wild momentum swings Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The schedule for Roger Ebert's 15th annual film festival is out. "Ebertfest" takes place from Wednesday April 17-21 at the Virigina Theatre in Champaign.
There is no question Illinois’ financial problems have hurt public schools. School leaders are trying to trim costs without causing too much harm to programs, and that includes physical education.