Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom. It will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.
Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her.
More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson after a night of relative calm in the wake of days of unrest.
US Senator Dick Durbin is calling for renewed efforts to end delays on Amtrak routes in Illinois. He met with the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in Champaign Wednesday.
Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent from Ferguson's streets Tuesday, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed black teen's death.
Backers of a plan to institute legislative term limits in Illinois are putting public pressure on the state Supreme Court to get involved, and soon.
A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the matter.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants portions of a lawsuit filed against Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office dropped, and a court to sanction the former staff lawyer who filed it.
Governor Pat Quinn doesn't have plans to unilaterally halt consent searches by the state police he oversees. But Quinn said he's not dimissing a report that indicates racial profiling is still concern in traffic stops.