Last week, a federal judge issued a ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to marry ahead of June 1, when same-sex marriage will be legal in all of Illinois. That has raised questions about how the ruling affects other counties wanting to issue the marriage licenses early.
So far this year, retail chains have announced some heavy cuts. J.C. Penney said it would close 33 stores. Macy's said it would lay off 2,500 workers. Sears will close its flagship Chicago store in April.
The University of Illinois hosted a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Thursday night, following a recent barrage of racist and sexist tweets targeting the chancellor on the Urbana campus.
Organizers of a pantry used to assist victims of the November tornado in Gifford say they’re in need of more supplies.
In the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx, Wednesday night is prayer meeting night.
Urbana City Council members have signed off on a plan to put together a task force to look at possible racial disparities in traffic stop data.
Plans for a six-story apartment complex just north of the University of Illinois campus have generated a lot of public comment.
A Champaign-based clinic for the low income is the first-ever recipient of a state grant to expand outreach in oral health.
Eastern Illinois University hopes to open a new autism center and the school is trying to raise startup money in an unusual way for a university: a crowd-sourcing campaign.
For homeless people in central Illinois, escaping the recent snow and frigid temperatures can be a challenge. Shelters and transition centers offer short-term help for some, but homeless families often face a tough choice between staying together or staying warm.