Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs. Now he's asking Russia to extend the one-year term of asylum the country granted the former NSA contract worker last summer.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.
The Justice Department says its case against a man accused in the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is unusually complex and involves "novel questions of fact and law."
When Doris Green married an inmate in prison, she knew it was kind of weird, and yet for her it was also normal. As a prison chaplain the Rev. Green says she performed more than 20 weddings between inmates and women on the outside.
The University of Illinois is warning of a phishing attack targeting employees on the Urbana campus.
At least 50 people were shot in Chicago, 12 of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Pope Francis spent parts of Sunday and Monday meeting with six people who had been sexually abused by priests, speaking with them about the lingering effects of their experiences and asking for their forgiveness.
A former Illinois governor who's also now an ex-convict says he would like to re-engage with the campaign to end the death penalty in the U.S.
Police in southeastern Wisconsin have arrested a man wanted in connection to two homicides in northern Illinois, including a woman from Monticello.
Champaign Police say one of three suspects sought in connection with the June 24th shooting death of 26-year old Allen Redding has been arrested in Chicago.