The Illinois Legislature is moving forward with a scaled-back budget lawmakers say will lead to layoffs and further delays in paying the state's bills.
Illinois Public Media News
By The Associated Press, With Additional Reporting from Brian Mackey
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has denied that personal friendships are driving his proposal to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate state agency.
By Bill Chappell
More than 200 girls who were abducted by militants in Nigeria's northeast have been located – but Nigeria's military says it's too risky to try to free them by force.
By Eyder Peralta
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a favor of Secret Service agents in a free speech case involving President George W. Bush.
By Jon Hamilton
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.
By Pam Fessler
The U.S. is in the midst of what Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan calls the "worst rental affordability crisis" ever.
By Lee Strubinger
Universities in Illinois may soon get the chance to research industrial hemp. HB5085 is weaving it's way through the legislature.
By Willis Kern
Democratic Congressional Candidate Ann Callis is breaking with prominent party leaders and calling for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.
By Sean Powers
Many lactation experts say newborns can get their nutrition needs met through formula, but that breast milk is preferred because of the additional health benefits. When mothers can’t produce enough breast milk for their baby or can’t use their breast milk due to medical reasons, donated milk is available --- but not enough of it, due to a nationwide shortage of pasteurized breast milk.
By Eyder Peralta
Under the cover of darkness and on the eve of Memorial Day, President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit with U.S. troops.