President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.
Illinois’ two U-S Senators have each come out in favor of airstrikes against the militant Islamic State organization in Iraq. But both senators say they have doubts -- and for different reasons.
A 72-hour truce, mediated by Egypt, between Israel and Hamas that began shortly after midnight today appeared to hold, but the two sides seemed no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.
The University of Illinois has suspended study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone and plans extra screening for students arriving from West Africa in response to the outbreak of Ebola.
In what's believed to be the largest stockpile of stolen Internet credentials in history, a Russian hacking ring has gathered more than 1.2 billion unique Internet credentials, according to Web security experts.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.
Until this year, the world had recorded 1,640 deaths from Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976. Then Ebola appeared in West Africa.
The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.
After nearly a month of fighting, a negotiated, three-day peace has taken hold in Gaza.
Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is defending the immigration bill his party passed in the House last week. The measure kept the chamber in session for an extra day, as Congress started its 5-week recess.