With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.
The mayor of one of the hardest-hit communities during the November tornadoes is headed to the nation’s capital for next week’s State of the Union address.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing a decision that would put a central Illinois landfill a step closer to storing toxic waste over an aquifer that provides water for about 750,000 people.
Gov. Pat Quinn says his appeal over denied federal disaster aid will focus on clean-up difficulties during the recent frigid temperatures.
Central Illinois officials say a 71-year-old man died this weekend when he collapsed after clearing snow.
There is still a long way to go in the rebuilding and repair efforts in the Champaign County town of Gifford, which was hit by a powerful tornado last month. On Thursday night, more than a hundred people showed up to a forum in Gifford to learn about additional support.
The longtime operators of an Urbana recycling center vow to quickly recover from a Thursday morning fire, and resume operations next week.
Illinois residents get one last chance Thursday night to speak out in a public forum about new rules on fracking in the state.
Hundreds of people voiced their concerns about the process known as fracking during a meeting on Tuesday night in Decatur.
The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project.