A prominent law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case. But University of Illinois Trustee Chris Kennedy is standing by the Board's decision.
A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.
Former prosecutor and 1980's University of Illinois football star Curtis Lovelace made his first appearance in an Adams County court Friday.
Professor Steven Salaita won't be at today's U of I Board of Trustees meeting, but his presence will be felt. He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded. And in a last minute change, the Trustees will vote on his appointment today.
Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.
There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today. In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.
A court ruling barring increased health insurance premiums for state-employee retirees might speed up a decision on a separate case over Illinois' overhaul of its public pension system.
More than 2,000 people have applied for ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana since Illinois' application process began this week. That's more than expected.
A U.S. appeals court in Chicago has ruled that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. Thursday's decision bumps the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.
The U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.