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.
As the U.S. government has militarized the California and Arizona segment of the Southwest border over the last two decades, illegal crossers have moved to another area. South Texas has become the new border hot spot.
A year and half ago, Baruch Herzfeld, an entrepreneur in New York City, had a novel idea: connect immigrants in the U.S. with radio stations in their home country using nothing more than a cheap cellphone.
The YMCA on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus says it has lost support from the Catholic Church over its connection to a group that supports same-sex marriage.
Nearly two-dozen Illinois mayors, including those in Champaign and Urbana, are urging the state’s Congressional delegation to support immigration reform.
President Obama slammed the partisan standoff "spectacle" that he said had damaged the economy and America's international credibility, and called on Congress to pass a comprehensive budget, immigration reform and a farm bill by year's end.
Two Illinois congressmen are among those who were arrested for civil disobedience during an immigration rally in Washington.
Undocumented immigrants in Illinois will soon be able to obtain a driver’s license, and one of the roughly two-dozen places where they will be able to do that in the state is in Champaign.
About 200 people came out to rally on Saturday at Champaign’s West Side Park, urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest’s role as a global leader in agriculture.