The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into tea party conservatives' last, best shot at the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the top two jobs in the shakeup that followed Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprise primary defeat.
There's been a major effort in the last several years to reduce the rate of early elective deliveries.
A struggling effort to change how Illinois draws its legislative districts will live another day. On Tuesday, state election authorities voted to give it some extra time to prove it deserves to make it on the November ballot.
The nation's teacher-preparation programs have plenty of room for improvement, according to a new report.
A large swath of the Atlantic Ocean could soon be used to generate electricity, as a U.S. agency proposes opening more than 1,000 square miles of ocean to wind energy projects.
A much-maligned beef product that was once frequently added to hamburger is making a comeback. Two years ago, beef processors cut back sharply on producing what they call "lean, finely textured beef" after the nasty nickname for it, "pink slime," caught on in the media. Now, higher beef prices are leading to increased demand for the product.
Illinois lawmakers will decide Monday whether to subpoena a former official in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration to answer questions about the Democrat's anti-violence program.
Nearly 20 years after losing out to Peoria, Champaign-Urbana hopes to once again host the Illinois state high school boys basketball tournament. And a bid will be made for the girls basketball tournament as well.
A postal facility in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood is one stroke of the pen away from becoming “The James R. Burgess Post Office Building.”
Home sales in Champaign County have now risen for six months in a row.