A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of the telephone records of millions of Americans is legal — less than two weeks after another federal judge ruled that the program violated the Constitution.
A bank hold up ended quickly on Friday afternoon in Urbana with no injuries.
The past year was a busy one for the animal welfare activists who've turned their hidden cameras on confinement facilities where huge numbers of food animals are raised.
President Barack Obama has commuted the life sentence of a northern Illinois man sentenced 20 years ago for distributing crack and cocaine.
Target Corp. acknowledged early Thursday that there was a massive security breach of its customers' credit and debit card accounts starting the day before Thanksgiving and extending at least to Dec. 15 - the heart of the holiday shopping season.
Illinois State Police will only accept online applications from people who want new concealed carry permits.
A student armed with a shotgun killed himself after opening fire at a Colorado high school, wounding two fellow students, police said Friday.
"The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated," The Associated Press reports from Johannesburg.
Attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are scheduled to argue their appeal Friday morning.
Illinois State Police say they have launched a new website that publicizes the application process for Illinoisans who want to carry concealed weapons.