The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.
High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.
Israel said today that it had resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
The NCAA could soon find itself in the awkward position of arguing against capping compensation for future players, based on the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants portions of a lawsuit filed against Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office dropped, and a court to sanction the former staff lawyer who filed it.
President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.
Pope Francis says the world must unite to stop the "unjust aggression" in Iraq where Sunni militants have targeted the country's minorities.
Federal auditors have found that Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in overdraws the state later had trouble repaying.
Governor Pat Quinn doesn't have plans to unilaterally halt consent searches by the state police he oversees. But Quinn said he's not dimissing a report that indicates racial profiling is still concern in traffic stops.
Officials say more states are recognizing Illinois' concealed carry permit. They include surrounding states, most of the Midwest and parts of the West and South.